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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Phone Number: 310-377-5370
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Great family outing while in Palos Verdes.

We've been here as a family almost a dozen times and it never gets boring. The docents are nice and knowledgable and they've got a variety of different exhibits from ancient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The reason for coming here is the top of the cliff view of the Pacific ocean. There is a small 'interpretive center' which is worth about 15 minutes of your time. A nice stop when you are driving on Palos Verdes Drive South to enjoyy the ocean and Catalina views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've been here as a family almost a dozen times and it never gets boring. The docents are nice and knowledgable and they've got a variety of different exhibits from ancient fossils to native americans to Marine World. Easy parking, a great place for a picnic, and you can often see whales just off shore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Based in the Pt Vincente parkland it's a well rounded exhibition of local history carefully curated to display a cross section of local archeological history, a nice place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful views, one of the best beach vistas in Southern California. There's a well-maintained trail that runs along the bluffs, southward from the lighthouse. There is no beach access, though people still will brave the steep cliff face to get down somehow - NOT safe. This is a great place to picnic and take a relaxing stroll. You can pick... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good place to bring your friends and a great place for children of all ages. It is a learning experience.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Go find the volunteers who are counting whales from October through March -- and many other months, too. They'll let you know what they've seen that day: whales, dolphins, otters, sea lions, etc. Great picnic spot, too -- and you can hike for miles on the trails that connect here.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful place for a scenic walk, whale viewing, picnic or just photographing the sunset. The displays inside the center and quite interesting and for some of us bring back memories of when Marineland was there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sunset magazine did a day trip review about a year or so ago. I have been there many times and brought a friend to see it two weeks ago. On the site of the old Marineland and taken care by the Palos Verdes land conservancy. There is a flat hiking trail along the cliffs over the beach that goes about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

small museum, lovely gift shop, great views of the Pacific and a wonderful little park next door on which to spread a blanket and read a book. Heaven on the edge of the Pacific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was a highlight of our trip - very interesting, a docent gave the history of the area and of whaling, the wildlife, etc., all with a delightful French accent! It is located in a beautiful spot, a perfect spot for sighting whales, but we didn't see anything during our late afternoon visit. No admission fee - you must stop... More 

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Additional Information about The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Phone Number: 310-377-5370
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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