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“Good Insights to Island's Flora & Fauna”

Santa Catalina Island Interpretive Center
Ranked #34 of 56 things to do in Avalon
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

A pleasant stop to learn a little about challenges to the island's plant and animals. Although you have to stop one of the busy volunteers to ask about the Native Americans who clearly used to inhabit the island but who are not mentioned in the materials. Still, a good side trip on the way to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I really enjoy visiting Interpretive Centers like this one and the location is great. You can reach it by hiking or by tour, which is how I did it the last couple of times I have been there. The views are great if the weather is cooperative, the information in the center is very interesting and I consider it worth the time to visit it.

4  Thank Lynda A
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

From the Wrigley Memorial we hiked the Garden to the Sky trail as recommended in the interpretive Center. A little steep on the way up, but the views were spectacular. At the top one can see the ocean on both sides of the island. The trail continues for another 6 miles to Avalon. It is 2.8 miles round trip from the interpretive Center.

6  Thank Betita60
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is cool if you just "happen" by it but wouldn't thrill a cub scout by way of a field trip. On the other hand I enjoyed the presentation and learned a few things.

Thank Ruben C
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

free little joint that shows some of the geological history of the place. Well worth the stop.

1  Thank Nate H
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