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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Phone Number: 310-377-5370
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Amazing Views!

Highly recommend!!! Well maintained Interpretive Center and adjacent walking trails all with amazing views of the breathtakingly beautiful Palos Verdes Coastline, Catalina Island... read more

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Redondo Beach, CA
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Redondo Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend!!! Well maintained Interpretive Center and adjacent walking trails all with amazing views of the breathtakingly beautiful Palos Verdes Coastline, Catalina Island and the Lighthouse. Whale watching is best March thru June. Hawks nest in the cliff walls May thru July. Amazing sunsets everyday.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're all the way in Palos Verdes this is a worthwhile stop. The interpretive center is free, and the lighthouse is picturesque. If you up have the time, it's fun to Bering a picnic or to walk down to Terranea and have lunch at Nelson's.

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central valley, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice docents to talk about the area. Beautiful views. Nice place to stroll and take a break from driving! Highly recommend

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trails nearby make this a nice place for a quick stroll or walk. This is also a nice place to catch sunset.

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, did you know that this is where the official counters for the grey whale migration dot and record? That's fascinating enough but the interpretative center also gives you. Background on one of the first marine life parks in the US, Marineland. Great for families - no too large but informative. The trails in the area are lovely and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Redondo beach to pch and then Palos verdes and stoped at every look out point, we ran across this lookout point beautiful sightseeing and picture places if you have time there are trails available.

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El Segundo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

There are many walking trails along the cliff-line of PV. This area is a great spot to stop, enjoy a picnic lunch or whale-watch. The parking in this area is usually ample. Great spot to take visitors to LA - a bit off the beaten path.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Inside the center, there are maps and photos that shows the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A gift shop where I bought some souvenir. One can picnic outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Interpretive center is part of park and walking trails run by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes along the ocean near Point Vicente Lighthouse. Inside is information about the area, topography, plants and nature. Also, on the deck is a lookout and vantage point for local volunteers who take whale census and observe during migration seasons. There is a whiteboard... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum for school groups and parents with young children. You can take a lovely walk and whale and bird watch. Dogs are welcome on leashes for nice walks.

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