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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 yesterday via mobile

Beautiful architecture and a must see attraction when in Catalina. So much history has happened in this building and when you walk through it you are overcome by its vast greatness. Words can’t describe its beauty, it is quite a bit of walking but so...More

Thank FaithA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an absolutely must see! The only way is to take a behind the scenes tour. Ours was about 40 minutes, so I wish it had been at least an hour for the price, but it was still definitely worth! The architecture, art, and...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The iconic casino must be seen to be fully appreciated. The guide is knowledgeable, personable, and informative.You won't be disappointed by taking the longer tour. Be sure to make reservations.

Thank bravehearts120
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have viewed pictures of Avalon for years. As such, I was excited when I finally viewed this iconic building, now bathed in LED lights. It's an easy walk from the ferry port. Though I don't gamble, just being at this famous and unique place...More

Thank Eurotraveler110
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a dance-hall and theater, not a casino. Beautifully refurbished "casino" that reflects the ambiance of this era. A must to see a movie in the theater and snorkel off the point.

Thank Brigitta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched a movie in this theater and it was amazing!!! Very beautiful theater!! Very vintage and very very clean and nice!

Thank juanital394
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This grand focal point in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island draws visitors worldwide. The city is a hint of simpler days - with golf carts instead of cars. The casino was built by Wrigley and the name "casino" signifies a gathering place -...More

Thank RikiUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked around it and took photos but did not go in. It's a nice little walk from the downtown along the waterfront.

Thank WestwoodTrekker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remarkable murals from the same artist who decorated Grauman's Chinese in Hollywood. Quite the edifice,but it's the decoration that distinguishes it.

Thank davidbrook2016
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The most iconic building on Catalina Island is a must see. The history and location make this an an absolute treasure. The story behind the building is very fascinating and the opulent inside will blow you away. Catch a movie, take a tour, imagine the...More

Thank RangerNate
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17 December 2017|
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Response from diannkay | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so, but food outside vendor
18 October 2017|
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Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
The Casino Theatre is open year round. We show movies nightly at 7:30 pm. We are currently working on a small restoration project in the theatre, but the theatre is still open. We will occasionally close the theatre for a... More
19 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
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