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Santa Catalina Island Interpretive Center

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1202 Avalon Canyon Center, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2514
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Friendly, Helpful Staff, Good Information

This is a fairly small center, but they have a lot of information on how the island was formed... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Ohtobeinsandiego
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California
An informative stop

We stopped here on our walk up to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. A nice spot to sit... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Brando62
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1202 Avalon Canyon Center, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2514
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a fairly small center, but they have a lot of information on how the island was formed, wildlife issues and clean bathrooms. We enjoyed visiting.

Thank Ohtobeinsandiego
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We stopped here on our walk up to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. A nice spot to sit for a quick rest and learn about the preservation and restoration efforts on the island. Friendly staff. Informative - I recommend stopping in.

Thank Brando62
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I always stop in here while walking on this road. There is info on the indigenous people who used to live on Catalina, endemic animals, geology, etc. I find I learn something new each time I am in here. The man at the front desk...More

Thank keywestelaine
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Very knowledgeable of Catalina's history and the flora and fauna of the island. Definitely becoming a member to help with the conservation of this precious island.

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Our first stop from Carnival Inspiration cruise was Santa Catalina Island. The island was small and you can go around the island by renting a golf cart. Beautiful views when you get to the very top. You can also stop by at the Botanical Garden.

Thank OneSource921
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

Catalina Island is highly diverse. We learned many cool things there that we observed later in the day while driving around. The woman at the desk was very knowledgeable; I don't remember her name. The displays were well set up and informative.

Thank 131bills
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Very interesting! I did not get the name of the woman there when we visited the morning of November 1, 2014 but she was knowledgeable, kind and helpful!

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

A lot of information, videos and freindly staff. Learn about the island and you will appreciate it more!

Thank david m
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Reviewed 6 December 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...More

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Reviewed 18 October 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...More

4  Thank Lynda A
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