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Catalina Island Casino: Tours & Tickets

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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its...more
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic Catalina. The tour is well worth it to enjoy the beauty of the building and the guides are a hoot!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The behind the scene casino tour was well worth it. So many interesting things your learn and see. It is really amazing - the whole story how it was built, what is was and is used for. The tour guides are so knowledgeable of facts...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jl4man2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for beers & sea food. Clams are delicious. Food is good. Not a complaint but tv’s could be in better spots. Lots of blocked views by walls that don’t go to the ceiling.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

We caught the new Lion King movie in this wonderful theater in the main level of the casino, which was built in 1929. The large 1000+ seat theater was a great venue to view the movie. Experiencing it with a large audience and hearing their...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rcc55-sd
Reviewed 15 August 2019

There was so much beach and fun to experience and we were only there for three days, two nights. We didn't think we wanted to take the Casino tour.....but our friends, JaneO and Bill made us. And we are so glad they did! The gentleman...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ohcherryoh
Reviewed 9 August 2019

we didn't have enough time to join a guided tour of the building, but even the exterior of the building promises very interesting landmark.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bestsZagreb
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

We got free tickets to see the ”Discover the Casino” 40 min tour through our Helicopter and Hotel package at the Pavilion Hotel. I’m SO GLAD WE WENT! We had no idea the history and that the Casino is still in working condition! The lower...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mrs_TopCow
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

Joe - the tour guide- showed us an behind the scene tour at the Casino. Good job. Absolutely worthwhile talking the time to visit this building

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank svogel-001
Reviewed 2 August 2019

This tour takes you back to the old days of Catalina Island and her Hollywood guests. The history of the casino is fascinating, with a theater that boasts perfect acoustics and a location that offers gorgeous views of the bay. I learned that the term...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JessieMom
Reviewed 19 July 2019

My husband and I went on this tour having never been. It was so very interesting. Frankie was so much fun. He's been on the island since the 50's so he has a boat load of info to share. He also taught me to ballroom...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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21 June 2019|
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Response from sharonwestmd | Reviewed this property |
There is no gambling, but it is a magnificent facility with painted ceilings, lots of mahoghany, a beautiful dance floor (one of the biggest ever made), and beautiful views of Catalina. The tour is to appreciate its majestic... More
17 December 2017|
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Response from diannkay | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so, but food outside vendor
19 October 2017|
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Response from VisitCatalina | Property representative |
The Casino Theatre is open year round. We show movies nightly at 7:30 pm. We are currently working on a small restoration project in the theatre, but the theatre is still open. We will occasionally close the theatre for a... More