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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
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The Channel Islands Visitor Center was informative and nicely laid out. The staff and volunteers were very helpful. It was a nice way to learn more about the National Seashore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Channel Islands Visitor Center was informative and nicely laid out. The staff and volunteers were very helpful. It was a nice way to learn more about the National Seashore. Oh, and it is free!

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here while walking around Ventura harbor. It's a super informative visitor center. There are exhibits about the biodiversity on each of the islands along with great specimens of the species that live within the park. They have a real tide pool where you can see some fish and other creatures. The movie on the islands was probably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Center has a tide pool display with live plants and animals and a nice display of information about the Channel Islands and the local area. Not huge, but big enought to interest the children. They do offer short films to watch and of course, some souvenirs are available. Worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day that started with wind and rain turn out to be a fine shinny bright day, my Family and I stop at this very small but very informative visitor center that today were celebrating their 37th anniversary, we learn about the five Islands that form this magnificent national sanctuary, The Channel Islands often call the North American Galapagos. We're... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor center is easy to get to with a large free parking lot across the street. The Rangers were very gung-ho about the Islands and provided a lot of information. There is a movie that is well worth watching that gives a good overview on the islands and the flora and fauna that inhabit them. A lot of the... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We haven't been to this National Park, but this visit made us interested in going. The film was excellent and gave good information.

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Thank photobug429
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The visitors center is very easy to get to. It's small but the kids enjoyed the gift shop/info center for a good 15-20 minutes. That's about how long it took to see the ocean exhibit with a fun little variety of sea life. There were informational videos about the islands. The upstairs observation look out was nice as it pointed... More 

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We stopped here to stamp our passport book. We originally went kayaking out at the islands in August and had since purchased our passport book. I'm glad we went back. There is an aquarium in the center of the bldg. I could sit there for hours watching the fish. There is also a lookout tower that you can see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The visitors center was a pleasant surprise! It was unassuming on the outside. We discovered a nice tidal pond inside filled with native fish, lobsters, and plants. The volunteer happened to feed the animals during our visit. There is a three story exhibit displaying different ocean levels and the plants and animals which live at these depths. Prior to leaving,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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