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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Interesting artifacts and history

The center has some interesting displays on the history of the land (we had no idea Marine Land... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MBDinNJ
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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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Beautiful Views - Worth Taking A Drive to See!

I had been doing business in Torrance and kept looking up at Palos Verdes. I finally had some time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FundDude
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Huntington, New York
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31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
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"whale watching"
in 36 reviews
"interpretive center"
in 40 reviews
"local history"
in 12 reviews
"small museum"
in 13 reviews
"see whales"
in 10 reviews
"the cliff"
in 13 reviews
"grey whales"
in 7 reviews
"point vicente"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"free parking"
in 8 reviews
"museum is free"
in 3 reviews
"great place to picnic"
in 3 reviews
"fresh air"
in 3 reviews
"migration season"
in 3 reviews
"walking trails"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The center has some interesting displays on the history of the land (we had no idea Marine Land used to be at this location!) and on the ecosystems in the area. Good historical explanations. Helpful staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been doing business in Torrance and kept looking up at Palos Verdes. I finally had some time in the afternoon and took a ride up the hill to see what I was missing. I am glad I did! I stopped up at Point...More

Thank FundDude
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is a small, quiet facility located along the coast of the Pacific ocean situated between Redondo Beach and San Pedro quite near the resort of Terranea. It has a small wonderfully outfitted museum with artifacts from the area including history...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but interesting museum, and a great spot to watch whales and dolphins. Even if you don't see any creatures, you can enjoy them vicariously through the museum and the chalk board that keeps track of the # and types of creatures seen that day...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends after a night out drinking at a wedding. Great, fun and free activity to do with family and friends!

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

My cousin who has lived in the area for many years recommended this to me. Absolutely thrilling!! Saw many, many dolphins and lots of whales!! I was thrilled to learn that this was on my way to my hotel but it would definitely have been...More

Thank Cherylbc
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The center's installations were old and dusty...in need of an update for sure! But, it was pretty cool to watch the folks who were there counting the whales and to see a few whales myself in the distance.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

We didn't spend much time in the museum as it is very small, but we walked along the cliffs on the walking path. The views are spectacular and depending on the time of year, you can see whales and dolphins. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank mblume09
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I love this museum. We have been coming to this center for the last 8 Years on the regular basis with our daughter (she is 8 now) and it had never disappointed us. They offer kids activities for young children and even sleepovers at the...More

Thank N N
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

The Interpretive Center is interesting and manageable. Think the opposite of the British Museum. Just a few thoughtful rooms with geological and ranch models, dioramas, amazing photos and short videos. The staff is welcoming but not overly intrusive. I learned a great deal about the...More

Thank Helen F
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Serapheve
January 7, 2018|
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Response from HappyNorwegians | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I am Sorry but I do not know the answer to this. I would take the advice of the poster above and call Centre. There are also whale watching tours available from different beaches/piers. Start with Long Beach and... More
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Carole S
January 7, 2017|
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Response from MYMOMJANIE | Reviewed this property |
My best guess would be maybe 4 per day in December. Sightings start to pick up in January. For more accurate information, you might try checking with the American Cetacean Society
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Mikki P
May 22, 2015|
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Response from Gerald S | Reviewed this property |
Terranea is literally walking distance (although along a main road), about half a mile or so. Most people would drive. Terrific, although pricey resort. A number of less expensive hotels are in Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan... More
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