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“fun way to spend the day”

Catalina Island Casino
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$92.56*
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Catalina Food and Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 55 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.
Riverside, California
2 reviews
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“fun way to spend the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We walked around the casino and watched the divers and looked at all the boats in the harbor. So relaxing! Then we learned quite a bit of Catalina history in the museum.

Visited August 2013
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Corona del Mar, California
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“A bit of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I took the 90 minute tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a marvelous place! If you like history and architecture you will love this tour. I could just imagine the thousands of people dressed to the nines during the 30s, 40s, dancing away to the big bands.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Take a tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took the backstage pass tour and saw the whole theater, ballroom, green rooms, private viewing rooms, everything backstage and front. Wish we would have taken it sooner; it was a great history lesson about the Island and Avalon. The guide was well-informed, courteous, and funny.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a beautiful place to see. We loved going to see Catalina's Casino this is a must see for anyone visiting Catalina. Step back in time as you tour Catalina biggest land mark.

Visited February 2013
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“Classic Chicago Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

so much wonderful history. beautiful, and absorbing. I love the view as well. You want to explore the entire place. They don't make them like this any more. Worth the tour and I am not a tour person

Visited August 2013
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