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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
310-377-5370
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Folsom, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

someone with taste designed this place. it is in a great spot, with nice sea breezes, and really fits with the surroundings. it is volunteer staffed. you can rent the whole place after museum hours for weddings etc. from their website... Point Vicente Interpretive Center: This beautiful park, located adjacent to the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse, offers recreational and educational opportunities... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The interpretive center is a little gem right on the coast of the peninsula. It serves as a museum of the area as well as an official site for the count of the migration of grey whales. It's a sweet afternoon for individuals and families. Inside is a small museum that can take about 10 to minutes to go through.... More

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San Diego, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stopped here on a drive along the coast to see the lighthouse and museum. Great place to just chill and watch the Gray Whales swim north (this time of year). There were volunteers counting the whales going north. Very interesting. The little museum is nice and provides some history of the area. You don't feel like you are in the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ahh....I must admit, we only stepped inside the (clean, welcoming) Interpretive Center to visit their (clean, open) washrooms, but we spent the better part of an hour on the grounds along with a number of people who were watching for whales ... and we had a whale sighting! Fun. Really gorgeous views, with bench seating that allows you to soak... More

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Buena Park, California
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49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stopped by on our drive along the Palo Verde peninsula. This was a beautiful spot with some great trails along the bluff. They have a little amphitheater to sit and watch for whales or dolphins.. The interpretive center was very interesting about the history of the area from the Indians to Marineland, I remember going there when I was younger.... More

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Orange County California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a great way to finish our trip. We whale watched out on the deck out back, and did a fantastic tour inside with a lot of the old Marineland memorabilia.

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Eldersburg, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Enjoyed touring the center to get a better perspective of the history of the area! The volunteers there are very knowledgeable and clearly enjoy being ambassadorts to their locale. Spoke to the whale counter who were set up on the patio and saw whales spouting!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place is so amazing! The beach is so beautiful~ You can just walk along the path and enjoy the wind and the sun. Extremely photogenic place. Also, I think you can spot dolphins. Easy to find and easy to park :)

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located in beautiful park along the coast. With beautiful views, great walking trails, very nice picnic areas and is both kid and dog friendly. The Center has a very nice presentation on Whales and the local ecology. But for our visit the BIG attraction were the Whales that were swimming by. The point offers... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I am a frequent visitor to the area and aways take walks at Point Vincente. There is a great walk along the bluffs overlooking the ocean. On a clear day, you can see Catalina Island, and will frequently see dolphins, and whales at certain times of the year. There is staff available during the whale migrations to help you spot... More

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