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Great Stop on Angels Crest!

This is the second of two Nature Centers on the historic Angels Crest Highway that runs from La... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Bostonsavatage
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Los Angeles, California
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free center to gain info on animals, floral, and history

The center was a wonderful collection of history, local information and displays of indigenous... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Lori J
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Wrightwood, California
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State Route 2, Angeles Crest Highway. One mile past Big Pines Ranger Station, Wrightwood, CA 92397
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is the second of two Nature Centers on the historic Angels Crest Highway that runs from La Canada to Wrightwood. I highly recommend visiting both the Chilao Visitor Center and this one, Grassy Hollow Visitor Center. They have some cool taxidermy and other fun...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a nicely laid out visitors center that families with kids would enjoy. They have several small exhibit areas with very knowledgable Docents & Staff to assist your questions. There are several areas around the center where even younger kids can hike the PC...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The center was a wonderful collection of history, local information and displays of indigenous animals and floral. Unfortunately it was vandalized recently. We all hope that by this summer it will be up and running again. When it reopens it is a great place for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lori J
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This a great starting point for people coming up to the Wrightwood are and want to learn about the country, forest, vegetation and animal life in the area. The people are very knowledgeable about the surrounding area.This a good starting point for hiking around the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We were there on 9/2/17. It was a great place to stop by before we went on our Big Horn Mine hike 2 miles away from the center. Visitor's Center has nice restrooms , a spacious nature museum, and a large parking lot including picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Drove up to Wrightwood today to cheer on the Amgen Tour of California cyclists and discovered this little gem nearby! A bit rough around the edges, but well worth a stop. Plenty of parking on the day we visited, many picnic spots, and real restrooms...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

The visitor center is only open weekends and has some nice exhibits. Come during the week and use their parking lot for hiking. Directly across from the driveway to the parking lot you will see the Pacific Crest Trail. It's just past the picnic area....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JBRetired
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Run almost exclusively by volunteers, they sponsor a number of wonderful hikes and if there were ever snow they have snow shoeing! We can hope. The displays are helpful key to the local geology and natural history.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Adjacent to the Pacific Crest Trail, knowledgable volunteers to host and share history, knowledge of wildlife, flora and fauna. A fun way to sneak in some education on your kids and a uplifting communion with nature. It's free, but please donate anything...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ted M
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Just up the road from Wrightwood and couple miles down the road from Wateman on Angelus Crest highway at an elevation of 7300 feet , the Grassy Hollow Visitor's Center is a great place to stop to have a picnic, bird watch off the back...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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