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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Address: Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 0954
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Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a...

Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.

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Nature Center

Stopped at the Nature Center during the inland excursion, got to see the two eagles that reside there....awe inspiring.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
gitman
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San Diego, California
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LA, California
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely little visitor center was a welcome sight on my uphill walk to the botanical gardens. It has been completely redone, and the exhibits are nicely put together. All in all, this is a very small and short stop, but if you watch all the videos and use the restrooms, you could spend an hour here (which we did).

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Thank gmjpeach
Uniontown
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Was brought for a stop by a bus tour company to see the eagles being cared for by the center. It was beautiful and wonderful to see these majestic birds being cared for by the center. Very uplifting to experience. Great job.

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Thank S7825FClisac
Pasadena, California
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336 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The locals know that the restrooms here are nice and clean, but nature buffs will enjoy the interpretive displays about the flora and fauna of Catalina Island - there is so much more to learn about, beyond the tourist trappings of Avalon alone.

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Thank Ray Q
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stopped at the Nature Center during the inland excursion, got to see the two eagles that reside there....awe inspiring.

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Thank gitman
Cerritos, California, Usa
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We made a pit stop here and completed the scavenger hunt activity. I learned quite a bit about the island and the animal conservation efforts. Really interesting!

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Brooklyn, New York
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189 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Not a great deal to do on the island but found this place interesting concerning wild life on the island

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Redlands, California
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband and I walked down from the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden to the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon. It was a very interesting read throughout the exhibits, but the best thing was watching the mother bald eagle and her chicks via the live-feed on the television. I am so pleased that these majestic birds are making a come-back... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Te history here is great. The staff is so nice and knowledgeable too. It is a great must do. They do a lot of work on the island and have volunteer opportunities too.

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Thank teambr0wn4
Thousand Oaks, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

What a gem. Free to the public. We were walking up to the gardens and found this wonderful center. We enjoyed learning about the wildlife on the island and the people who work in the field to restore the native plants and animals to the island.

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Thank Mary-Pat M
Costa Mesa, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Quick short visit, but they have done a great job. Good information and friendly staff. I would recommend it.

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