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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.2897
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up...

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail.

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Majestic (but shadeless) memorial

I knew I had to visit the Memorial after being impressed by its design in photos I saw. It's a fitting and majestic tribute to the man, William Wrigley Jr., whose vision and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles CA
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Los Angeles CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I knew I had to visit the Memorial after being impressed by its design in photos I saw. It's a fitting and majestic tribute to the man, William Wrigley Jr., whose vision and wealth forever transformed Catalina into a tourist mecca back in the 1920's. The Memorial is located at the end of Avalon Canyon Rd. beyond the high school... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed hearing about the tour of the Casino. However, it seemed too short; might need to be a little longer.

Thank paulaswearingen
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took a golf cart up here and went for a walk. It's $7 for adults, $5 if you're a veteran and have some ID to prove it. Pretty affordable. Here was a tent with some skulls and pictures of the local fix that is native to the island. The person sitting there was knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank Richard K
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from Avalon up to the memorial and saw several deer along the way. The gardens and the memorial and very nice and the view is spectacular.

Thank betsy_s39
Pasadena, California
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the price of park entry, there are endemics and succulents galore and the walk up to the Wrigley Memorial (what was supposed to be a family mausoleum) is a great way to burn some calories on Catalina. The memorial building itself includes gorgeous architecture and excellent examples of the tiles and mosaic work that helped make Catalina famous.

Thank Ray Q
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty cool if you are into plants. They have many indigenous plants & trees only found on the Channel Islands. Trees & plants are marked with plaques identifying the names and place of origin. When you get to the end of the road you can climb up the Wrigley Memorial. The views from the top are stunning... More 

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love walking through here, some interesting specimans. This time I was aware of several plants from Madagascar, don't know how I would have missed these in the past. Interesting cacti, some endemic plants.

1 Thank keywestelaine
Santa Clarita, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly too many folks miss out on this gem because it's a long walk. Rent a bike or golf cart. DO IT. Amazing large gardens with incredible variety and beauty, well-marked. I am no botanical kind-of-guy (I prefer the UFC) but this is a wonderful, peaceful place. They walk up to the the big memorial is so worth it with... More 

Thank Ejody
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very very dry, therefore botanical garden is trying to survive. We took the transit bus, it was cheap and comes every 20 mins. We walked to the memorial monument but had no idea there was lots of stairs and uphill. However we did see a friendly fox which was fun. Take time at the beginning to watch the... More 

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Bonita, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Not what it was in the day when they had water on the Island. But the Bird exhibit, on the same road 5 minutes away, and garden is worth a quick walk through. Some unusual plants.

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