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The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

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Address: 1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
Phone Number: +1 805-658-5730
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Very informative

We stopped in after a wildlife cruise to the Channel Islands and the visitor center had great topographical maps and displays that helped clarify for us the area we had just seen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrea H
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after a wildlife cruise to the Channel Islands and the visitor center had great topographical maps and displays that helped clarify for us the area we had just seen. There is also a movie that is informative about the history of the islands. There are stairs (elevator was broken) to a lookout on the top of the... More 

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1 Thank Andrea H
California
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was a wonderfully designed visitor center. Star with the movie in teh movie theater. Then explore the topographies of the islands. In the main area, there is a small aquarium and set up of the marine life on the islands. The book selection is outstanding, and I had wonderful dialogues about the islands with both the volunteers and Ranger... More 

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Thank threedandj
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop before you travel to the islands. Lots of information about the islands and great Maps. Beautiful views from the top.

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Thank mvetock
Albany, NY
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is billed as the Visitor Center for the Channel Islands but all that is there are some topography maps and an interesting aquarium.

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Thank Debbie M
Kansas City, Missouri
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220 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous overview of the wildlife and ecosystem of the islands. Take time to see the film of the history and current landscape.

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Thank littlepepita
Ventura, California
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

When my grandkids came to visit me, this was the first place I took them to see. They got a hands on experience and I even learned something. And of course I thought I new just about eveyrthing,

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Thank William B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a great little visitor center for the Channel Islands. The hands on exhibits are terrific for kids of all ages and the view from the top of the center should be enjoyed. There was quite a bit of haze due to the Santa Barbara fire (unfortunately a way of life in California) but we could still faintly see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The movie, and displays were very interesting and informative. The staff (in particular the older gentleman who is a volunteer there) did a good job answering our questions and giving us additional information. There's a nice view from their tower and the surrounding area is a nice place to picnic or relax.

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Thank DMFL2000
Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great vidio of the Chanel island national park, about 30 minutes and runs continuous. Rangers will give you all the information you need to decide what Island you would like to visit, well worth the time to visit.

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Thank Russ0922
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Who knew? 8 Islands from San Clemente in the south to San Miguel in the North in 3 counties. But go to the visitor center to see, hear and experience the islands as best you can without actually going there. See the tidal pool exhibit, watch a movie and then climb the tower for a great view of ocean and... More 

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