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“Nice souvenirs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Island Museum

Catalina Island Museum
#1 Casino Way, Casino Building, PO Box 366, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2414
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Avalon
Type: Museums
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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.
Lansing, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice souvenirs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Typical shop featuring local artists works, former famous residents & assorted art pieces as well the usual souvenir offerings.

Visited February 2013
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Mission Viejo, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tons of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Really enjoyed this tour of the Casino. It felt as though we were stepping back in time. There was so much information on all the events and people who had been there. So rich in history. Our family of 4 really enjoyed it. We highly recommend it.

Visited February 2013
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Lehi, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a small museum housed in the casino. It does a great job of giving you the history of the island, including lots of photos with written descriptions, and two looping videos to watch. We found it very interesting.

Visited January 2013
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Corvallis, Oregon
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64 attraction reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“4 because I didn't have to pay for it because it was part of a city tour, 3 otherwise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

So this was the last destination on our city bus tour of Catalina. We received a free ticket, so it was worth it for that, otherwise, for the price I don't think it would have been worth it.

This museum has a lot off good, interesting information. I learned a lot just by watching the movie when you first walk in. Lots of great pictures. This is a small museum though, so it doesn't take long.

I loved the information on the Chicago Cubs! The Cubbies are my team!!

They had some nice souvenirs as well.

My friend told me the mens' bathroom were dreadful and smelled of vomit. I didn't both going in the womens.

Visited January 2013
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Grants Pass, OR
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Weel Done!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It's been years since we've been through the museum but went again during the last trip. Wow! So much improved - like a real museum. Lots to learn - particularly about the island during WWII

Visited January 2013
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