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

1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
+1 805-658-5730
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This is the small but well done main Isidore center for the Channel Islands national park. There... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
ThirdWindJim
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Toddler loves the dolphin and seal outside the museum that she can sit on

I live locally. My niece LOVES to go to the "harbor" which is the Visitor Center, which includes... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Foody00
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Ventura, California
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1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
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"minute film"
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"small aquarium"
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"native plants"
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"great film"
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"great for kids"
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"harbor seals"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is the small but well done main Isidore center for the Channel Islands national park. There are well done displays aimed at youngsters and a great garden of native plants. I wish we had gone there before landscaping our California home! Nice gift shop...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I live locally. My niece LOVES to go to the "harbor" which is the Visitor Center, which includes two animals that are not live (the dolphin and seal) that she likes to sit on and likes to climb outside the Visitor Center. She also likes...More

Thank Foody00
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

After spending one night in Ventura, I wanted to stop at this Visitor Center, planning to pick up a few brochures on local attractions. Visiting this modern facility located between the marina and the sand was very enjoyable. A docent immediately greeted us and informed...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We took the free shuttle bus from Downtown and explored the visitors centre; there is plenty to see inside and outside and the climb up the observation tower is interesting and informative. Once you are at the top, there are great views and it's a...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Call the center to find out what time the ranger will be speaking and FEEDING the fish in the main exhibit tank! Enjoy the movie, static exhibits, and knowledgeable staff. Even if you can't take a boat out to the actual park, enjoy the center...More

Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Channel Islands National Park headquarters with a great tide pool exhibit and film about the Islands. Most visitors do not make it to the offshore islands and this facity does a good job of exposing visitors to the wonders of the Channel Islands.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great was to see what Channel Islands NP has to offer. There are fantastic exhibits and films shown (for free). The national park service does not run ferry boats out to the islands. A private company called Island Packers takes care of...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center before and after our day trip to Santa Cruz island. It is a modern, thoughtfully designed visitor center. There are great views of the harbor from the lovely landscaped grounds. Inside you can watch an educational...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I was so happy to get answers to all my questions. They had exhibits of the island foxes and the island scrub Jay. The volunteers were more than happy to answer my questions. The exhibits are fantastic.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The visitor centre is a good introduction to the Channel Islands Park. The rangers and volunteers are pleasant and informative. Unfortunately, the film was broken on the day we visited.

Thank svr00m
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