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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Pleasantly surprised

I've passed this place numerous times and finally decided to take my grandson. Wonderful place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
3-for-1: museum, scenic view, local lighthouse

A bit off the beaten path, but then in metropolitan Los Angeles, how refreshing is that? Make it... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Steve G
Palestine, Texas
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31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've passed this place numerous times and finally decided to take my grandson. Wonderful place with a lot of local history. It's a small museum, located on the coast with beautiful ocean views surrounding the property. Grandson enjoyed himself and look forward to visiting again.

Thank GNA2008
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path, but then in metropolitan Los Angeles, how refreshing is that? Make it part of a looping drive around the peninsula, could even be a southern extension of a visit to, or drive through, Manhattan-, Hermosa-, Redondo- or Torrance beaches.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is a cool little museum, if a bit unfocused. They have a lot of information about local geology, the grey whale migration, the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and the defunct theme park "Marineland." The Marineland exhibit is particularly...More

Thank Quintin K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is located on the Palos Verdes peninsula. It has a museum on site, along with some easy dirt trails along the coast. Clear views of the coast; when we were there a mirating whale passed by heading north. The museum has exhibits of the...More

Thank palmercottage
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Enjoy the extraordinary and breathtaking view, a pleasant walk, a well-done and interesting interpretive center, and a great garden of native plants. With good binoculars, and with the help of the experts, who are always present during migration season, one will probable see some whales....More

Thank Kenneth U
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous views and almost definite chance of seeing whales or dolphins. very well informative Center on whales.

Thank Travelingjuju
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's best when you arrive to turn right and drive all the way down to the second car park and walk around behind the Interpretive Center building. That gets you to the path along the cliffs overlooking the ocean with the best views. Keep walking...More

1  Thank PVPTraveler
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Came here because local not to many people there have nice work way to enjoy scenery very quiet! Nice place!

Thank Wasabi1829
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have come here several times. Always amazing views of the California coast. Gorgeous location! We saw three gray whales on our last visit. The whale watchers at the center will gladly point them out to you. Very neat history museum inside. People are pleasant...More

Thank Campbls
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Beautiful park with nice Oceanside walking trails. Volunteer whale watcher tallying whales transiting through are helpful in spotting the behemoths. Small museum provides info about the area.

Thank Ray D
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Carole S
7 January 2017|
Response from MYMOMJANIE | Reviewed this property |
My best guess would be maybe 4 per day in December. Sightings start to pick up in January. For more accurate information, you might try checking with the American Cetacean Society
Mikki P
23 May 2015|
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Response from Gerald S | Reviewed this property |
Terranea is literally walking distance (although along a main road), about half a mile or so. Most people would drive. Terrific, although pricey resort. A number of less expensive hotels are in Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan... More