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Catalina Island Museum - CLOSED

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Catalina Island Museum - CLOSED

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#1 Casino Way, Casino Building, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour

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Discover Avalon’s scenic beach, green hillsides, and charming city center on a small-group tour. A comfortable 6-passenger vehicle enables you to cover several sights during the tour. Along the way, your guide provides entertaining commentary on the town’s history and folklore. Be sure to ask for insider tips for things to do, eat, and see during the rest of your visit.
$22.05 per adult
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GlobalGypsy_13 wrote a review Oct 2018
San Diego, California2,683 contributions353 helpful votes
Catalina Island Museum that is no longer at the Casino Building has a great spot in the heart of Avalon and tiles on their front wall. They have an interesting gift shop at the entrance where you also pay a hefty admission fee. Thus, I'd check carefully to see what the special exhibition is; otherwise, there's only an orientation film and essentially photos and boards on the walls with few objects.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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TerrywHamilton wrote a review May 2017
Forest Falls, California165 contributions82 helpful votes
Start off with a short film for an orientation. The permanent galleries are very well done and very interesting. They have a lot more room to display their collection. The building itself is worth the visit. One of the best small museums I have been to.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Linda P wrote a review Jun 2016
Murrieta, California26 contributions14 helpful votes
This amazing new Museum just opened June 17, 2016 after a long awaited construction project! Don't miss this! The marketing staff and team should be very proud of their efforts and labors of love to help create a first class museum! Congratulations on your new opening!
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Date of experience: June 2016
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jscof wrote a review May 2016
California19 contributions5 helpful votes
I'm glad I visited the museum, but it's not worth a repeat trip. There is essentially nothing regarding Native American habitation. 90% of the exhibits focus on visits of famous people to the island between the '20s and '40s. Most of the exhibits are photographs and text; there are few relics.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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avie8tor wrote a review May 2016
Glendale, Arizona209 contributions113 helpful votes
The Catalina Island Museum is now located under the Catalina Island Casino but, it will be relocated in mid June to a new building just for the museum itself. So, the museum now is a bit small but does give the Island visitor an idea of the history of the Island. If you take the Catalina Casino walking tour you will get to deduct a couple of dollars off of the Museum entry fee and it makes the deal worth while. In short, you've seen the Casino so you may as well walk down to the lower level of the Casino and give the Casino a look-see. Ron and Pam.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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