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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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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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Interesting gardens

Gardens were interesting even with the severe drought in Catalina now. The memorial was impressive with an interesting history. Short walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It might have been the time of year we visited the Botanical Gardens, but nothing was blooming and mostly cactus. It was a long walk to the actual memorial, with no help for the elderly or handicapped. Once you are in the memorial, view was nice.

Thank Fisherman484
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gardens were interesting even with the severe drought in Catalina now. The memorial was impressive with an interesting history. Short walk.

Thank mrscfkeane
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

IF you want to be away from the noise of Avalon, this is the closest place to escape to. It was lovely and peaceful

Thank jlsalviolo11
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoy island horticulture. I was amazed how many species thrive on Catalina. This is interesting and worth my visit.

Thank SMOgal
San Leandro, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the growth on the shaded south side of dry creek. Memorial is worth the hike up the steps. Again go up the dirt south path to the shallow steps up the back side of Memorial. No elevator and not possible for non ambulant people. Is a difficult hike. Not easy stroll up hill, but beautiful if you can.

1 Thank Virgangulo
Pasadena, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a city bus that will take you up here for $1 each way. The Wrigley Memorial is beautiful and worth the hike up. Gorgeous art deco tiles. Beautiful view too. Good for photos. The garden is great (I am a horticulturalist) and features plants that only grow on Catalina Island. Wish they had a gift shop!

Thank smccmcd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive memorial built by the wishes of Ada Wrigley. Constructed almost exclusively with material found on Catalina Island. The memorial is a beautiful reminder of the man that went from a dream to reality of riches. He shared his success with those around him as he promoted hard work and strength of mind. The gardens surrounding the memorial are well... More 

1 Thank BluewaterGypsy
Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The plants are struggling in this drought, but it was interesting to see what Mrs. Wrigley planted in her "cactus" garden. The walk up to the memorail is nice with a nice view from the top.

1 Thank auntgretchen
Wynantskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mausoleum is gorgeous! Hike up past the mausoleum for some amazing views top three mountains and trails. By far, the best last of Catalina is this area. Hourly recommended. Bring water or a camelbak because it's a 2.4ish mile walk to the summit. Would definately recommend. Awesome.

1 Thank SqueakFro
West Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was something to do when there was really NOTHING to do on the island. Easily accessible with golf cart rentals. We are not big on flowers or plants , it was just something to do when nothing else to do on the island

1 Thank retiredteacher0

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