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“Intresting history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum
#1 Casino Way, Casino Building, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2414
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Ranked #15 of 48 things to do in Avalon
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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.
Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Intresting history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Lots of photos of island history here, so you can trace the island up to present day. Next door to the casino, do look at the murals on the ceailings there. Friendly staff, and a good dvd presentation that gives lots of information

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Cute Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Cute museum and at only $6/ticket, a cheap way to kill time. I only wish they had more information about the native tribes who inhabited the island far longer than the Wrigley's or the movie stars. Priorities.

Visited July 2012
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Wells, ME
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great place to stop!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

What a great place to stop and get out of the sun. We were there on our honeymoon, and made it in to see the Marilyn Monroe exhibit. It's a great little museum that produces first-class exhibitions and didn't let us down at all. It's something different to do on a vacation filled with sun and water!

Visited September 2011
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Long Beach, California
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“Museum too small”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Not enough info on Native Americans. Could have has more stuff to read. I did not like the traveling exhibit about musicians. I wanted to know more about Catalina Island.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Full of memoribilia about the glory days of Catalina Island, a place I first visited many years ago at age six. There was an interesting temporary exhibit featuring the 60s Britsh rock band Spencer Davis Group, with items provided by Davis himself who is a resident of the island. Worth a visit. Interesting short film on the history of the island.

Visited June 2012
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