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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Quick stop when renting a golf cart.

Quick stop and check out the animal history on the island life the 5 pairs of bald eagles that live... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2013
Centurionspqr
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Burbank, California
Great way to learn about the island's flora and fauna

This little center has very nice, informative displays of all the unusual plants and animals... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2013
Bob H
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Forestville, California
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Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Quick stop and check out the animal history on the island life the 5 pairs of bald eagles that live on the island on how humans take care of there eggs.

Date of experience: December 2013
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This little center has very nice, informative displays of all the unusual plants and animals endemic to Catalina, but found nowhere else. Very helpful staff, and free to visit. Walking distance from downtown, and just a quarter mile before the Wrigley Gardens and a great...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Bob H
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

It was very interesting. The lady even told us about the volunteer program you could do to help clean the island . A great little free exhibit

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank 1discomom
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Take the trolley to the gardens and enjoy the variety of plants. Pleasant and well marked plantings. Makes a nice stop on sights of the island. Bike, golf cart parking.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank oldbabe74
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We hiked up to the back of the nature center and found the garden to sky hike. It was well work the trek and beautiful at the top of the mountains. Only a little over a mile up! Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: July 2013
4  Thank itzarosielife
Reviewed June 28, 2013

What a great stop on our golf cart tour. Very nice lady who informed us, clean bathrooms and a cold soda machine! Was interesting to hear about the animals and plants & rocks of the island.

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank PattyS S
Reviewed June 22, 2013

There's a beautifully tiled memorial at the end and seeing how huge the succulent island cacti grow is interesting.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Tina S
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The video was nice and the displays were informative. The people working there were very friendly and helpful! We had taken the town shuttle up to the Wrigley Botanical Garden ($2/person one way) and walked back, stopping at everything along the way, which was the...More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank KarinSDCA
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is located near the Botanical gardens and aquaints the visitor with native plants and animals. Lots of good information about the trail that runs the length of the island at this site.

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank ginnyd6323
Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's free to get in, and it's air conditioned. It's a good place to rest when your walking back to the hotel from the botanical gardens.

Date of experience: June 2012
3  Thank AlmightySverk
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