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“A must visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

Nature Center at Avalon Canyon
Ranked #22 of 53 things to do in Avalon
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Owner description: Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is located near the Botanical gardens and aquaints the visitor with native plants and animals. Lots of good information about the trail that runs the length of the island at this site.

Visited June 2012
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LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Go for it, what else are you gonna do?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's free to get in, and it's air conditioned. It's a good place to rest when your walking back to the hotel from the botanical gardens.

Visited June 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good overview of island and it's history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Small museum but worth a quick stop to get a overview of the island - lots of photos etc.

Visited May 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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53 reviews
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“Lovely little nature center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Walk up Avalon Canyon Road (be sure to mutter "wimps" at all the passing golf carts and motorized bikes that chose not to walk...) for quite a while and you will get to the nature center, which is a free, and gives you information on all things "nature" on Catalina. Learn about the cute little foxes, the eagles, the flora and fauna of the island (that may be the first time in my life I've ever written the words "flora and fauna"...and maybe my last!), and ask the nice lady at the desk anything you want to know. She was very sweet and helpful.

(I joke, but really this is a bit of a hike up the hill, so be aware if you have little ones or if you are not up for a long walk - also, the Wrigley Gardens are a bit further up, so this visit might not be the end of the road for you)

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Preservation of the island flora and fauna..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

You should check this out, this nature Center has a visitor área with lots of exhibits for FREE. We tried to reach this place with a short hike less than 30 minutes, But Its a good walk and the scenery is nice with trees along the sidewalk. Just to make sure to bring some water and some more hike you will reach the Wrigley memorial and botánical garden. Do Not pass By on this one.

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