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“Palos Verdes gem”

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

The interpretive center is a little gem right on the coast of the peninsula. It serves as a museum of the area as well as an official site for the count of the migration of grey whales. It's a sweet afternoon for individuals and families. Inside is a small museum that can take about 10 to minutes to go through. There are docents that provide lots of information on the local history. Outside are binoculars for viewing whatever is going on in the ocean. There are also picnic tables where you can enjoy the most gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and have a little picnic. You can take a walk on the trail and even bring our dog. It's a great way to spend a little time. We're from the area and go often, especially during February and March when the whales are migrating. You can also see dolphins. I highly recommend this bit of local Palos Verdes. It's good for families, couples or just going yourself. Good accessible parking, and - it's free. You can always make a donation, which is always greatly appreciated.

Thank Dana G
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stopped here on a drive along the coast to see the lighthouse and museum. Great place to just chill and watch the Gray Whales swim north (this time of year). There were volunteers counting the whales going north. Very interesting. The little museum is nice and provides some history of the area.
You don't feel like you are in the mega city of LA as you drive and stop at the shoreline parks from LA Harbor up to Hermosa Beach. Do the drive - you'll be glad you did!

Thank Travelin M
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ahh....I must admit, we only stepped inside the (clean, welcoming) Interpretive Center to visit their (clean, open) washrooms, but we spent the better part of an hour on the grounds along with a number of people who were watching for whales ... and we had a whale sighting! Fun. Really gorgeous views, with bench seating that allows you to soak in the views! Free parking.

Thank clamc40
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stopped by on our drive along the Palo Verde peninsula. This was a beautiful spot with some great trails along the bluff. They have a little amphitheater to sit and watch for whales or dolphins.. The interpretive center was very interesting about the history of the area from the Indians to Marineland, I remember going there when I was younger. They had a great movie that brought back so many memories.. Great photo spot or for a fantastic picnic lunch!!!!

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a great way to finish our trip. We whale watched out on the deck out back, and did a fantastic tour inside with a lot of the old Marineland memorabilia.

Thank JHuante
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