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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 18777788322
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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa...

The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.

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A MUST SEE when in Avalon...!!!

I love the Casino and have been coming to Catalina since I was a little kid growing up in Newport Beach. I can never get enough of seeing this absolutely amazing piece of early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BGoddard
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San Diego, California
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were anticipating a fun day teaching our kids about the architecture and history of the casino, but the open hours for tours were limited, as well as pricey. We opted to walk around the outside, then do something else.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Casino and have been coming to Catalina since I was a little kid growing up in Newport Beach. I can never get enough of seeing this absolutely amazing piece of early Catalina architecture. Be sure to take the 'Behind the Scenes' tour, reserve early. It is amazing and takes you into area's most NEVER get to see... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing that this casino was only for food and dancing….no gambling --ever! Surprising, huh? The tours of this casino are very nice and explain to you what this place was all about during it's time1

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Temecula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not exactly an Architectural jewel to my taste , it is mostly the size of the Dance Floor that is impressive. The smell inside reminded me of really old buildings :/. If you have been to Europe, don't expect to be impressed.

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Miami Springs, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No lines/no waiting to enter the casino. The interior of the casino displays a beautifully painted mural that went well with the Cinderella movie theme. When hubby and I exited the casino, the well-lit walkway back to town was truly magical. Visited May 2015

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The movie theater only has one showing per night @ 7:30pm. We saw the latest Star Trek and it was fantastic. The architecture and acoustics of the place are amazing... and to think it was built in 1929! Highly recommended!

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Art deco is fantastic and intriguing history. It feels like a bye-gone era. There is a ghost tour for enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing tour, the place is historic and nice to see what brought all these people to Catalina to relax and have fun.

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encinitas ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must tour. Rebecca was our guide and she was wonderful. It was obvious she loved the "casino" and the history behind it. By the way, there is no casino here and never was. The theatre is on the first floor and the artwork is magnificent. The ballroom is on the 8th floor and very impressive. Just go...I... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Signed up for the Catalina passport and had a buy one get one coupon for casino tour. Very beautiful and a lovely story. My 4 and 8 year old ran around but it worked because there are no stairs just ramp that winded up so kids were able to move around no problem. Loved it.

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