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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Owner description: Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours,... more » Owner description: Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours, personally led by the artist, educate guests about the history, geology, artistic traditions, and techniques that created the historic tiles that define Catalina. Most fun of all, guests don an apron, role up their sleeves and create their own tile! Great family activity. « less
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Avalon Theater (Avalon)
Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island

The historic Avalon Theater is one of the nation's first art deco movie houses designed to embrace the advent of talking motion pictures. Built in 1929 to encompass the entire... more »

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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Casinos/Gaming

The Catalina Casino has been the focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment and culture since it opened in 1929. Built in just 14 months by crews commissioned by  William... more »

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Descanso Beach (Avalon)
Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded... more » Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end amenities such as private cabana and chaise lounge rentals. Enjoy cabana dinners; sit with your feet in the sand, and relax in our heated cabanas while indulging in a three-course meal. The ultimate in island dining, this new experience brings together the best beach-side atmosphere and flavor, all to the sound of the of the ocean just a few feet away. A favorite of both visitors and locals, this is a popular escape from downtown. « less
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of... more » Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or walking over from Black Jack, or of course, via private or chartered small plane. Its single 3,250-foot-long runway was constructed by blasting and leveling two adjacent peaks, then using the resulting debris to fill in the gaps.The image is of a T-34 Beechcraft that flew in to participate in one of the Airport in the Sky's monthly Aeroclub Fly-In Days. « less
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by... more » Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail. « less
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Museums
Owner description: Located in Avalon's historic Casino building, the museum has updated its entire facility to include an expanded museum store,... more » Owner description: Located in Avalon's historic Casino building, the museum has updated its entire facility to include an expanded museum store, a digital theater, a number of galleries dedicated to the history of Catalina Island and a special exhibitions gallery which changes 3-4 times each year. « less
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
Owner description: The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island where Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove are separated... more » Owner description: The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island where Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove are separated by just 1/4 mile. A favorite destination for boaters from the mainland, with 720 moorings, pier and shore boat service. The village offers two restaurants, two bars, general store, marine repair, PADI certified SCUBA, snorkeling, kayak and Mt. bike rentals. There is also a large campground and a lodge. « less
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Ranked #13 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Other; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 15 attractions in Catalina Island
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Secluded beach on Catalina Island.
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