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“Not close, but a nice stop if you are walking to the botanical gardens”

Nature Center at Avalon Canyon
Ranked #26 of 57 things to do in Avalon
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Owner description: Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This lovely little visitor center was a welcome sight on my uphill walk to the botanical gardens. It has been completely redone, and the exhibits are nicely put together. All in all, this is a very small and short stop, but if you watch all the videos and use the restrooms, you could spend an hour here (which we did).

Thank gmjpeach
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Was brought for a stop by a bus tour company to see the eagles being cared for by the center. It was beautiful and wonderful to see these majestic birds being cared for by the center. Very uplifting to experience. Great job.

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Reviewed July 7, 2016

The locals know that the restrooms here are nice and clean, but nature buffs will enjoy the interpretive displays about the flora and fauna of Catalina Island - there is so much more to learn about, beyond the tourist trappings of Avalon alone.

Thank Ray Q
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stopped at the Nature Center during the inland excursion, got to see the two eagles that reside there....awe inspiring.

Thank gitman
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

We made a pit stop here and completed the scavenger hunt activity. I learned quite a bit about the island and the animal conservation efforts. Really interesting!

Thank Debbie S
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