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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hot and dry but nice hike for a view!

Visited with my 5 young adult children who like to hike! We took our golf cart to the entrance of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Pretty place

If you have time to spare, then you may want to explore Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is located at the top of Avalon Canyon - just a short 30 minute stroll up from town! The Garden features a collection of native plants from both Catalina Island, and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Garden...more
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125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2897
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool place, not much $ for seniors. Must see. Is a bit of a hike to the memorial and lots of steps. You can take the public bus from town to admission booth for $2.

Thank AsotinKid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Memorial a concrete monstrosity with pretty tile work. The cactus gardens are lovely. Lots of variety of plants. Not worth entrance fee

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well marked trails with vegetation labeled. Small but informative nature center. Super friendly staff. Great views from the memorial

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a must for a visit to the island, bring walking shoes, a camera, and some water for a educational and entertaining jaunt in Catalina's canyons

Thank G1017RImikev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 5 young adult children who like to hike! We took our golf cart to the entrance of the Botanical gardens and between senior and student entrance fees we paid $52 for the 7 of us. I love gardens but this is a...More

Thank etd79
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

If you have time to spare, then you may want to explore Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden. Interesting place on Catalina Island. It is a short 30 minute walk from the port in the center of Avalon. Do you like plants? If so, then you...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We walked all the way here from town (about 2 miles), and were rewarded by an interesting selection of succulents and cacti -- and a glorious view from the Wrigley Memorial. It wasn't at all busy the day we were there, and that made it...More

Thank tira63
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Took the public bus with the wife and kids. A very cool garden. I enjoyed the cactus garden and the observatory. I would not visit if you are limited in time since I think their are cooler things to see on the island.

Thank SClemens
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We hiked from the shops - we didn’t know there was a tram available. More advertising of that option would have been nice. The gardens were ok, but the memorial made the trip worth the hike! Would do again, but would take the tram or...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This had good reviews so a group of us who were on the island for the day as part of a family reunion decided to check it out. It said it is a “stroll” up to the gardens from the beach. “Hike” is a much...More

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Joanie F
August 12, 2017|
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Response from CatConservancy | Property representative |
Great questions, Joanie! Thank you for your interest! Showcased in the Garden are the cacti and succulents that Mrs. Wrigley collected throughout her world travels, plus plants that grow naturally on Catalina Island and... More
August 30, 2016|
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Response from TayaLeReve | Reviewed this property |
We also took the golf cart we rented which is a great way to go so you can explore all of the Avalon area!