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“wrigley gardens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310.510.2897
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Ranked #14 of 48 things to do in Avalon
Activities: Walking
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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.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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“wrigley gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

absolutley beautiful, definitely confirms that catalina is a desert island. Delighted to find all of the indigenous plants there to see.

Visited September 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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“The flora and fauna history of Catalina Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

A great experience and about a mile and a half walk up from the beach. Examples of the vegetation unique to Catalina and marvelous place for a casual stroll. I first remembered it as the Catalina Marathon in March runs down the main service road thru the botanic garden giving one a glimpse. Not much of a glimpse as it is at the 25 mile point!!!

Visited September 2012
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Pacific Grove, California
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“No accomodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The day was very warm. The woman at the front tried to assist us, but the lady at the desk behind her had no customer service skills and kept answering questions. One of our party had mobility issues, they said they didn't have wheelchairs or alternate access. That was fine, but then one in the party asked if they could store our bag of non valuables so they could assist the one needed assistance up the hill. The mean lady barked, "We don't have enough room in here as it is." A quick glance proved her wrong and she could have won big in customer service points for assisting a guest. We won't recommend this site to friends even though the view was fabulous. There were no storage lockers, either.

Visited September 2012
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Worthington, OH
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“Neat place to visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

The Wrigle Memorial and Botanical Garden was neat to visit but kind of expensive for what you get - a self walking tour of cacti and a big stone building. We were with a 7 year old who was not impressed. More for folks who enjoy plants.

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“Mostly cactus.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The botanicals are mostly varieties of cactus and not flowers. The Wrigley memorial is interesting—built on a spectacular scale with interesting details. The best way up is the trolley from downtown Avalon. It comes back every hour and one hour is just about right for this site.

Visited September 2012
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