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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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It was very interesting. The lady even told us about the volunteer program you could do to help... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2013
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Great place for a hike

We hiked up to the back of the nature center and found the garden to sky hike. It was well work... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2013
Dallas, Texas
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Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

3  Thank AlmightySverk
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Small museum but worth a quick stop to get a overview of the island - lots of photos etc.

Thank DeeDubes
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Walk up Avalon Canyon Road (be sure to mutter "wimps" at all the passing golf carts and motorized bikes that chose not to walk...) for quite a while and you will get to the nature center, which is a free, and gives you information on...More

1  Thank IslandGirl67
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