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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0954
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Quick fun stop

We walked there from the boat dock and it was an enjoyable walk. Took approximately 1 hour because... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Linda N
via mobile
A must to truly appreciate the beauty of the island.

On your way to the botanical garden be sure to stop by the nature center. It is free and has enough... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Catalina C
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
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Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We walked there from the boat dock and it was an enjoyable walk. Took approximately 1 hour because we made many stops along the way. The Nature Center is located towards the most distal part of the Island, so if you walk there, you will...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 31 May 2017

On your way to the botanical garden be sure to stop by the nature center. It is free and has enough information to keep you busy for 30 minutes to an hour. Take your time, because it is the only way to truly appreciate the...More

Thank Catalina C
CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for your review! It sounds like you really took the time to explore our Nature Center - that's awesome! Come visit us again the next time you're on the island.

Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is another tour you must do, if this is your first time in Catalina Island. Take the tour, its worth it.

1  Thank MaryandLisa0916
CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for your review! Come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We decided to do this tour because we all love animals. not such a big place but definitely had lots of information for you. Including plants etc of the island.

Thank C R
CatConservancy, Public Relations Manager at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks for stopping by our Avalon Nature Center and for posting your review!

Reviewed 29 November 2016

Although this is a small place, it did have some interesting facts about the island. So, if you are interested in some history, and indigenous facts about animals, birds, wildlife and plants on the island, then you will enjoy it here. Also, the receptionist was...More

1  Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very informative visitor center. It shares history and conservation efforts. The Eagle Egg swap program was very interesting! I stopped here to get my hiking permits. The process was quick and the young lady who helped was very friendly. Hiking permits are free but they...More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Nature Center is a great place to get an idea of Catalina..has the local soapstone that the natives used...really interesting stone to feel

Thank Meg48_12
Reviewed 9 August 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...More

Thank gmjpeach
Reviewed 20 July 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.

1  Thank S7825FClisac
Reviewed 8 July 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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