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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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O.M.G. Fantastic!

My cousin who has lived in the area for many years recommended this to me. Absolutely thrilling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Fun to watch the whale-counters

The center's installations were old and dusty...in need of an update for sure! But, it was pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin who has lived in the area for many years recommended this to me. Absolutely thrilling!! Saw many, many dolphins and lots of whales!! I was thrilled to learn that this was on my way to my hotel but it would definitely have been...More

Thank Cherylbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center's installations were old and dusty...in need of an update for sure! But, it was pretty cool to watch the folks who were there counting the whales and to see a few whales myself in the distance.

Thank Judi-in-touch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't spend much time in the museum as it is very small, but we walked along the cliffs on the walking path. The views are spectacular and depending on the time of year, you can see whales and dolphins. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank mblume09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this museum. We have been coming to this center for the last 8 Years on the regular basis with our daughter (she is 8 now) and it had never disappointed us. They offer kids activities for young children and even sleepovers at the...More

Thank N N
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Interpretive Center is interesting and manageable. Think the opposite of the British Museum. Just a few thoughtful rooms with geological and ranch models, dioramas, amazing photos and short videos. The staff is welcoming but not overly intrusive. I learned a great deal about the...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It is very relaxing and beautiful place where you can enjoy the amazing view and the most fresh air.

Thank MaggieT4
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Interesting and informative museum with a nice gift shop and a park outside. There was plenty of parking and places for kids to run and play. The light house is open for the public on Saturdays. Probably best if you call in advance to make...More

1  Thank HappyNorwegians
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The interpretive center turns a day in the park next to a lighthouse over the ocean into real knowledge and wonder for kids and adults, and all that together makes for an unreal experience.

Thank sterlingtallman
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The interpretative Centre usefully explaqins thelocal features, flora and fauna. The views are impressive from its location on the cliff tops overlooking the ocean. It's only 5 minutes drive from the Terranea Hotel and the Wayfarers Chapel - a great combination for an afternoon out...More

2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great combination park/small museum. The view from the cliffs is breathtaking and it's a fun place for the kids to run, play, explore, and learn. I stop by whenever I'm in the area and have even seen whales crossing during their migration....More

1  Thank airene2016
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7 January 2018|
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Response from HappyNorwegians | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I am Sorry but I do not know the answer to this. I would take the advice of the poster above and call Centre. There are also whale watching tours available from different beaches/piers. Start with Long Beach and... More
Carole S
7 January 2017|
Response from MYMOMJANIE | Reviewed this property |
My best guess would be maybe 4 per day in December. Sightings start to pick up in January. For more accurate information, you might try checking with the American Cetacean Society
Mikki P
22 May 2015|
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Response from Gerald S | Reviewed this property |
Terranea is literally walking distance (although along a main road), about half a mile or so. Most people would drive. Terrific, although pricey resort. A number of less expensive hotels are in Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan... More