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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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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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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a Friday night to catch a movie and went early to enjoy the organ concert. The casino was so musty and smelled of mildew that I couldn't stay for more than 30 minutes. When I left I asked if I could give my...More

Thank eflmunday
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice visit to a beautiful Art Deco building with beautiful murals all over the front of the building. Amazing history of the building built by Wrigley

Thank Rockdoc7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable a lot of interesting history. It was under construction so area not able to see . Would be nice to have sample of organ playing.

Thank diannkay
Reviewed 6 days ago

This building is a must-see. Architecturally, the building and its murals are amazing. But the history of it is fascinating too- built specifically to host big-name bands and entertainment coming over from LA and the like. Learn about why Wrigley built this, who frequented it,...More

Thank DanielleK723
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Behind the Scene Tour. It was interesting to learn about the history of the building and see the artwork throughout the casino. Daniel at the front desk went above and beyond and allowed us to get into the tour at the last...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the Behind the Scenes 90 min. Tour. We had not expected to do all we did. Frankie was a great tour guide and opened our minds and took us back to the hey day of the Casino. Casino is an...More

Thank Sugarmillgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no such thing as a casino, this casino is more of a gathering area for events, when we went the doors were all locked up

Thank coyotejunction
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour. Beautiful Art Deco building with an amazing history. Glad that I got the chance to do the tour.

Thank travel4funwc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit Catalina Island ever since I lived in L.A. in the 1980's, so this was kind of a Bucket List trip. We visited the Casino the afternoon of 6/30/17. I had read about the Wrigley-built dancehall/movie theatre many years ago. It...More

Thank 332Gail
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This iconic landmark is recognizable all over as Catalina's signature. It is a beautiful building on its own and they offer tours where docents will walk you through the whole place and explain when different levels were built and what they were used for in...More

Thank fyremaven
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September 19, 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
March 28, 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, Wrigley engineered it like a baseball stadium with a ramp style structure to get up to the ball room which was very state of the art to move the thousands of guest in and out of the theatre and ballroom which... More
Andrea R
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
You will need to purchase a ticket