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Catalina Island Museum

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Catalina Island Museum

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217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Bus Tour
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Bus Tour

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Discover Avalon’s scenic beach, green hillsides, and charming city center on a small-group tour. A comfortable 6-passenger vehicle enables you to cover several sights during the tour. Along the way, your guide provides entertaining commentary on the town’s history and folklore. Be sure to ask for insider tips for things to do, eat, and see during the rest of your visit.
$20.75 per adult
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M.G.Paclibare wrote a review Sep 2020
21 contributions
Museum closed only gift shop open but exhibit shown at night from 8-10 pm flashing on wall viewed from the street
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rob T wrote a review Jun 2020
Yucaipa, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you are thinking of the small, cramped former location in the Casino building, think again. This museum is a must-see! I especially enjoyed the area dedicated to the S.S. Catalina steamship.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Michael K wrote a review Feb 2020
Bellevue, Washington3 contributions
We enjoyed learning about the history of the island-the Wrigley's, the Cubs and the movie stars. I thought it was interesting to see pictures of Charlie Chaplin without makeup. It took us about an hour to go through. We also enjoyed the outdoor sculptures. I did think it was a shame that the beautiful Chihuly chandelier wasn't in a more prominent, open area. Hiding it in a gazebo didn't seem to do it justice.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CatalinaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Catalina Island Museum
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your thoughtful comments. We just wanted to mention that we are not trying to hide the Chihuly chandelier in any way. He actually designed that chandelier specifically for our gazebo when we held a larger show of his work in 2017 so when we had the opportunity to purchase it, we didn't really think it was appropriate to move it to another spot in the museum.
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beth ann k wrote a review Jan 2020
Halstead, Kansas1,200 contributions299 helpful votes
We went to see the display about the Cubs, which is small. The museum is nice, though, and we're glad we went.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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KateInCali wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California45 contributions12 helpful votes
Small but informative museum. Enjoyed the exhibit on Esther Williams. Don't forget to go upstairs see the outdoor sculptures.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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