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“Wow” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510 2000
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Avalon
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.
Denver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Our tour was really better than I thought. My mom said you really should do it. So we took the last tour on a Saturday and they were setting up for a wedding reception. Our guide Rebecca was very informed on all the details and history. I really did love it and getting to see the ballroom all ready for the bride and groom made it a even more special. Now both of my daughters want to have their reception there. THANKS REBECCA LOL♥

Visited July 2013
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Woodlake, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We took the walk with a guide. It was very interesting to hear the history of the Casino. The ballroom is spectacular and is still being used for events.

Visited July 2013
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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“USC Band Plays July 4th”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There are plaques in the Casino Museum for the iconic big bands that played the Casino Ballroom. It is time they added the USC Trojan Band to the list

Visited July 2013
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Sacramento, CA
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“Not really a casino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We did the museum and tour. Not sorry we did. The place is amazing from the walnut panels, to mosaic tiles, to art deco decor. I could only imagine how fabulous it was to attend a dance here in the era of the big band. What a facinating place.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The is one of the most beautiful building in Southern California. Check out the art work everywhere. The views from the ballroom are unforgettable. Remember, Casino means "gathering place". It is not a gambling place.

Visited May 2013
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