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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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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Worth the uphill hike!

Beautiful views from the memorial. The garden is not your typical garden so don't expect orderly lawns or lots of flowers, it's mostly local plant life. The views were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Suenose
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San Diego, CA
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San Dimas, United States
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice botanical garden, featuring the local island plant life along with a good deal of other plant material Remember that most of this island is arid, so the plans are decidedly desert-like. The garden is at the top of Avalon Canyon Road, and when you are in downtown Avalon, everything is uphill from there. It is about... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At only $7 per person, this activity is well worth it. The garden is filled with local and exotic plants. The memorial is beautiful and has a great view including the ocean.

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Thank Julie T
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The botanic garden was mainly desert. Coming from NV it's was nothing spectacular to us. Our family was not the only ones who were disappointed. Wrigley memorial is cool though.

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Thank AshlieAndriaccio
San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful views from the memorial. The garden is not your typical garden so don't expect orderly lawns or lots of flowers, it's mostly local plant life. The views were magnificent and there are some great hiking trails from this area, although we did not venture out.

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Thank Suenose
San Clemente, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are lovely, but I'd definitely go to the Museum first to get a good idea of the history behind it. The only bummer about the gardens is that there aren't any "guided" options, such as an app or audio assistant to help you learn a bit more about what you're seeing.

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1 Thank daliesik
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanic garden plants were unbelievable!!! Perfectly labeled. The trek to the Memorial was slightly uphill with several steps needed to get to the top of the memorial. Wonderful place to visit to get another view of the beauty of Catalina!!!

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Thank Dan S
Mesa, Arizona
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not in good shape TAKE THE $1 BUS! You can do the park in the 40 minutes wen the next bus comes if you keep moving. No snack bar unless you count bags of M and Ms. A frequent visitor advised taking the trail less traveled--veer a bit off the straight up path to the LEFT. Great... More 

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Thank lektra8462
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly run down but quiet, beautiful plants and trails! Price wasn't horrible but slightly overpriced at $7/adult. Loved the hike and plants tho! Glad we went.

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Thank Rachel A
Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is free for military and a must go! Lots of plants and an interesting story for the monument. You can jog here or walk from anywhere in Avalon.

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Thank navydoc2024
Tracy, California
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Take one of the expedition tour to learn the rich history of the island, you won't be disappointed (if you like history).

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