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Santa Catalina Island Interpretive Center

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This is a fairly small center, but they have a lot of information on how the island was formed... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
An informative stop

We stopped here on our walk up to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. A nice spot to sit... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
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1202 Avalon Canyon Center, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a fairly small center, but they have a lot of information on how the island was formed, wildlife issues and clean bathrooms. We enjoyed visiting.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We stopped here on our walk up to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. A nice spot to sit for a quick rest and learn about the preservation and restoration efforts on the island. Friendly staff. Informative - I recommend stopping in.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brando62
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I always stop in here while walking on this road. There is info on the indigenous people who used to live on Catalina, endemic animals, geology, etc. I find I learn something new each time I am in here. The man at the front desk...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank keywestelaine
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very knowledgeable of Catalina's history and the flora and fauna of the island. Definitely becoming a member to help with the conservation of this precious island.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Doug M
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our first stop from Carnival Inspiration cruise was Santa Catalina Island. The island was small and you can go around the island by renting a golf cart. Beautiful views when you get to the very top. You can also stop by at the Botanical Garden.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank OneSource921
Reviewed February 27, 2015

Catalina Island is highly diverse. We learned many cool things there that we observed later in the day while driving around. The woman at the desk was very knowledgeable; I don't remember her name. The displays were well set up and informative.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank 131bills
Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very interesting! I did not get the name of the woman there when we visited the morning of November 1, 2014 but she was knowledgeable, kind and helpful!

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Karen F
Reviewed July 21, 2014

A lot of information, videos and freindly staff. Learn about the island and you will appreciate it more!

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank david m
Reviewed December 5, 2013

A pleasant stop to learn a little about challenges to the island's plant and animals. Although you have to stop one of the busy volunteers to ask about the Native Americans who clearly used to inhabit the island but who are not mentioned in the...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I really enjoy visiting Interpretive Centers like this one and the location is great. You can reach it by hiking or by tour, which is how I did it the last couple of times I have been there. The views are great if the weather...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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