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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 2000
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Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes...

Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.

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Great place to relax!

I never been there and always postponed-what will be there to capture my breath? Was!!! The view of hills covered with houses, running down to the ocean! I thought, may be instead... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Venus P
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I never been there and always postponed-what will be there to capture my breath? Was!!! The view of hills covered with houses, running down to the ocean! I thought, may be instead of ferry I took a flight and came to Greece, or Italy? Breathtaking view, so familiar from trips to those countries! And promenade, the small cafes and restaurants... More 

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Salida, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Casino Tour just to see this. Held over 6000 people at one point during a dance event. Absolutely beautiful. The architectural design is amazing too.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! Beautiful architecture and wonderful history. A must see! Tiffany lighting, gold inlets. Incredible!

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Thank Rhonda B
Fullerton, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see when visiting Catalina Island. Beautiful inside and out.Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the Casino.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, in case you thought different, this is not a place of gambling. This is a lovely art deco theater and dance hall. We took the behind the scenes tour - 70 minutes. So glad we did. If you are going to take one of the tours, take this one. We were told there are so many stories to tell,... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Limited tour times, so we walked around the casino instead - not what we hoped for, but got to see lots of garibaldi and snorklers. If you want to see the interior, find out the tour schedule, and know it's not free.

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Thank LivPurple
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

I have never been fortunate to attend an event here but have been up there a few times on the behind the scenes tour they do. It's spectacular and the views from outside along the walkway are breathtaking of Avalon. A MUST see thing if you've never been up there.

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Thank BGoddard
Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The behind the scenes tour is very unique and well worth the time and money. Paul was our tour guide and did an excellent job of making us feel like we were part of the cast preparing for a performance. We were taken into the green room to prepare for a performance and then taken on stage and given the... More 

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Thank Kaye S
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Casino Tour is an excellent way to see island architecture and learn about Catalina history. Casino cultural events are fun.

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Thank SMOgal
Anchorage
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We almost skipped this, so glad we didn't! (It's NOT a gambling hall, but a historic building with a fascinating celebrity past) We opted for the 40 minute general tour. We had a little over an hour to kill before the next showing so we continued walking to the Beach Club around the corner. Great place to get a drink... More 

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