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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 18777788322

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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Beautiful Venue

We have a corporate event here and the views were amazing... the ballroom itself was beautiful as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have a corporate event here and the views were amazing... the ballroom itself was beautiful as well!

Thank deesswim
Emeryville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from the 30th Anniversary for the Catalina Jazz Festival by JazzTrax. FANTASTIC! "The Casino" is no longer used as a casino. In Catalina's hayday (back in the 20'30'40's) the casino was alive and in living color. Today it is used as an event venue and known as the pavilion. Every seat is a good seat. The ceiling... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time to the Jazz Trax Jazz festival. The ballroom is beautiful and an excellent venue to see many of my favorite Smooth Jazz performers. The service for food and drink was slow and they should be selling the bottles of water separate from the bar when it is at full capacity.

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue was Excellent. The concerts were perfect. The building was clean and well kept. I have recommended it several times since my visit.

Thank Sherry J
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour. So much history in this building. This tour was worth the money and the 90 minutes. Great understanding of why this building was built and how it is still used.

1 Thank Joan R
San Pablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Catalina several time for the JazzTrax jazz festival which is held in this 1929 Casino Ballroom. It is absolutely beautiful. There is a steep climb to the top but very worth it. The view is magnificent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the Jazz Trax annual festival. What a beautiful venue! The Art Deco decor in the ballroom was well preserved which added to the ambience. I imagined Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dancing on the same floor during the ballroom's heyday. Glad the casino remains open for us to enjoy today.

Thank Valerie B
Central Florida, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Catalina Island as a port day while on the Celebrity Infinity. We had a food tour scheduled at noon but thought we would take a walk up to the casino and do a tour since David had never been there before. Unbeknownst to us, even after going to their web page for tour times etc, when we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the tour of the Casino and it was worth the fee. What a great old building with tons of history and fine craftsmanship from another age. The tour guide was an native Catalina Islander that was proud of the building and it's story which made the tour even better. The theater and the ballroom were both very impressive. You... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was fantastic and the guide was very informative about the history of this beautiful building. If you go to Catalina, don't miss this wonderful tour.

Thank sharo13

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