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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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Fantastic visitor center to the National Park

This is a great was to see what Channel Islands NP has to offer. There are fantastic exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
JNFII
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Stamford, Connecticut
via mobile
Educational Visit

We visited the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center before and after our day trip to Santa... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Kiamom
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
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+1 805-658-5730
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"channel islands"
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"minute film"
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"native plants"
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"great film"
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"an aquarium"
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"ocean exhibit"
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"ventura harbor"
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"five islands"
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"small exhibit"
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"harbor seals"
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"great for kids"
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"sea life"
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great was to see what Channel Islands NP has to offer. There are fantastic exhibits and films shown (for free). The national park service does not run ferry boats out to the islands. A private company called Island Packers takes care of...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center before and after our day trip to Santa Cruz island. It is a modern, thoughtfully designed visitor center. There are great views of the harbor from the lovely landscaped grounds. Inside you can watch an educational...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I was so happy to get answers to all my questions. They had exhibits of the island foxes and the island scrub Jay. The volunteers were more than happy to answer my questions. The exhibits are fantastic.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The visitor centre is a good introduction to the Channel Islands Park. The rangers and volunteers are pleasant and informative. Unfortunately, the film was broken on the day we visited.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This visitor center has a film, nice rangers, a good though small exhibit for both kids and adults, an observation tower, and fun ranger-led talks! We could not take the boat tour of the islands, so the visitor center was the next best thing. Small...More

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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
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

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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
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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!

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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
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