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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Frankie really made this tour a fun time. The history behind the Casino was fascinating and Frankie shared additional info about the island and Wrigley family. If you don't spend a couple of hours with Frankie your missing out!

Thank Turnkey56
Reviewed 3 days ago

The casino is a pleasant 5 min walk from town. The theater was impressive though ongoing construction marred some of the views. The ballroom upstairs was huge.

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Catalina Island Casino Tour is very worthwhile. Casino means "gathering place" and this Casino has the amazing Avalon Theater that still shows a movie every night and a ballroom dance floor above the Theater. The tour is very informative and the Casino is amazing...More

Thank John R T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Friday night to catch a movie and went early to enjoy the organ concert. The casino was so musty and smelled of mildew that I couldn't stay for more than 30 minutes. When I left I asked if I could give my...More

Thank eflmunday
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice visit to a beautiful Art Deco building with beautiful murals all over the front of the building. Amazing history of the building built by Wrigley

Thank Rockdoc7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable a lot of interesting history. It was under construction so area not able to see . Would be nice to have sample of organ playing.

Thank diannkay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is a must-see. Architecturally, the building and its murals are amazing. But the history of it is fascinating too- built specifically to host big-name bands and entertainment coming over from LA and the like. Learn about why Wrigley built this, who frequented it,...More

Thank DanielleK723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Behind the Scene Tour. It was interesting to learn about the history of the building and see the artwork throughout the casino. Daniel at the front desk went above and beyond and allowed us to get into the tour at the last...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Behind the Scenes 90 min. Tour. We had not expected to do all we did. Frankie was a great tour guide and opened our minds and took us back to the hey day of the Casino. Casino is an...More

Thank Sugarmillgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no such thing as a casino, this casino is more of a gathering area for events, when we went the doors were all locked up

Thank coyotejunction
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19 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
28 March 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, Wrigley engineered it like a baseball stadium with a ramp style structure to get up to the ball room which was very state of the art to move the thousands of guest in and out of the theatre and ballroom which... More
Andrea R
11 July 2015|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
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