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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
Phone Number: 310-377-5370
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Great historical presentation of the peninsula

This is a very beautiful and historical place to visit. Presentations give you an overview of the history of the palos verdes peninsula . The view is breathtaking and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
fijibornpalosverdes
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very beautiful and historical place to visit. Presentations give you an overview of the history of the palos verdes peninsula . The view is breathtaking and the artifacts are well presented.

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

Every Sunset is different ! This is one place that makes my staying in the local area so worthwhile. To be able to drive a few miles to see the scenic beauty of this place is such a blessing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a long time resident of Palos Verdes I always bring guest visitors to the Interpretive Center for a great family outing. It is an educational experience for kids without being tedious with exhibits that are actually fun. The ocean panorama is breathtaking any time of year, and during the whale migration season, participating in the whale watching and counting... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice catered meal, with ambiance, night lights, and incredible views. Awesome walking trails around Point Vicente. Do not discount the many pleasantries available during the daytime.

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Commerce, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there this past weekend for my friend's wedding. The view is absolutely amazing. The only negative thing I have to say is that the wedding reception had to be over by 10:00PM so it didn't give enough time.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful ocean views, even from the parking lot, and just steps away from bluffs overlooking the ocean. Nice little museum and many easy trails. I initially stopped here because I had a little time and I'm very glad I did! The views alone are worth the drive.

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Redondo Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 July 17, 2016 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 July 11, 2016 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 July 3, 2016

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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