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The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
+1 805-658-5730
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Visitor's center is ok...the beach is where it's at

The visitor's center is your typical visitor's center. However, the view across the street of the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Cora W
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Cedar Park, Texas
great information

great information and a must if going to channel islands. Island Packers great choice to use... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
punnkin
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African safaris
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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
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+1 805-658-5730
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

The visitor's center is your typical visitor's center. However, the view across the street of the beach is amazing. On a clear day, I'm sure you can see the Channel Islands. Even if it's not clear, the beach is amazing.

3  Thank Cora W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

great information and a must if going to channel islands. Island Packers great choice to use. Very informative.

Thank punnkin
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Can't make it to the Channel Islands? The next best thing is a visit to the Visitor Center on the mainland. Right outside the center is the Island Garden. It is small but is beautifully landscaped with native plants found on the islands. There is...More

2  Thank J-Seagal
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Channel Islands Visitor Center was informative and nicely laid out. The staff and volunteers were very helpful. It was a nice way to learn more about the National Seashore. Oh, and it is free!

Thank GAmigo
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stopped in here while walking around Ventura harbor. It's a super informative visitor center. There are exhibits about the biodiversity on each of the islands along with great specimens of the species that live within the park. They have a real tide pool where...More

1  Thank yyyy11yyyy
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Center has a tide pool display with live plants and animals and a nice display of information about the Channel Islands and the local area. Not huge, but big enought to interest the children. They do offer short films to watch and of course, some...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A day that started with wind and rain turn out to be a fine shinny bright day, my Family and I stop at this very small but very informative visitor center that today were celebrating their 37th anniversary, we learn about the five Islands that...More

Thank jb12323
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The visitor center is easy to get to with a large free parking lot across the street. The Rangers were very gung-ho about the Islands and provided a lot of information. There is a movie that is well worth watching that gives a good overview...More

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We haven't been to this National Park, but this visit made us interested in going. The film was excellent and gave good information.

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The visitors center is very easy to get to. It's small but the kids enjoyed the gift shop/info center for a good 15-20 minutes. That's about how long it took to see the ocean exhibit with a fun little variety of sea life. There were...More

Thank Christy H
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