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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Great little walkable center with free displays detailing the flora and fauna of the island. Is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
taylorzzzzzzzz
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Awesome, Free & Walkable

This Nature Center under the auspices of the Catalina Is. Conservancy is a great spot to bird and... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
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Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little walkable center with free displays detailing the flora and fauna of the island. Is definitely recommend checking it out.

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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This Nature Center under the auspices of the Catalina Is. Conservancy is a great spot to bird and learn more about the wildlife and flora of the island. In addition to bathrooms, this 1 room center has displays, brochures for Conservancy tours, some books and...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Enjoyed reviewing the several displays here regards the conservancy efforts. There’s a fun little spot for kids as well. They also have days for volunteering...which, if time had permitted, I would have done.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I have camped and anchored all over the island and very much appreciate the wildlife. Besides the Buffalo there are other interesting animals and birds. I actually am lucky enough to been within 5 feet of the rare Catalina Fox . So when I went...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

If you want an easy roadside walk, this will take about two hours r/t from downtown Avalon and not be too much effort. We decided to walk for the exercise rather than taking a golf cart. The nature center itself is pretty small but had...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We walked there from the boat dock and it was an enjoyable walk. Took approximately 1 hour because we made many stops along the way. The Nature Center is located towards the most distal part of the Island, so if you walk there, you will...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2017

On your way to the botanical garden be sure to stop by the nature center. It is free and has enough information to keep you busy for 30 minutes to an hour. Take your time, because it is the only way to truly appreciate the...More

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CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks for your review! It sounds like you really took the time to explore our Nature Center - that's awesome! Come visit us again the next time you're on the island.

Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is another tour you must do, if this is your first time in Catalina Island. Take the tour, its worth it.

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CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks for your review! Come visit us again soon.

Reviewed February 14, 2017

We decided to do this tour because we all love animals. not such a big place but definitely had lots of information for you. Including plants etc of the island.

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CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks for stopping by our Avalon Nature Center and for posting your review!

Reviewed November 29, 2016

Although this is a small place, it did have some interesting facts about the island. So, if you are interested in some history, and indigenous facts about animals, birds, wildlife and plants on the island, then you will enjoy it here. Also, the receptionist was...More

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