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Catalina Island Casino
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Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Avalon
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Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is the most famous building here which also has a movie theater. Worth seeing up close and expect to see a lot of divers

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Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

I was excited to view the casino and take the tour. I paid 32.50 for a behind the scenes tour.... SO disappointed. Joe the tour guide, although knowledgeable was terrible!! Horribly corny jokes, monotone voice and gave no time to explore to take pics. I lost interest in the first 5 minutes. The overall tour would have better if I could have gone at my own pace and not had to listen to Joes personal stories... sooooooooooooooo boring. It was not worth the $$ I paid.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Thank you to Emily, our tour guide! We went on this tour and were very pleased not only with the price but with the informative tour. The casino is an amazing island icon with so much history. I can't wait to return and actually go to the organ concert Emily told us about and watch a movie in the theater! Beautiful wood and art throughout!! Great tour!!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We took a 40 minute tour of this masterpiece of days gone by - it is a must if you are in Avalon. Worth spending the time with the guided tour to learn the history and hear some of the stories.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We took a Behind The Scenes Casino Tour which included the theatre and the ballroom. Our guide, Joe, was very knowledgeable about the history of the casino and the island. We learned a lot and were overwhelmed at the beauty of the place!

Thank Diana B
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