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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2897
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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up...

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail.

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Wrigley Memorial is unbelievable!

If someone just told me that the guy who sold Wrigley's chewing gum has a mausoleum like this one, I might have laughed and said who cares. Once you know the history and the care... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Roger R
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Fort St John
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Cascade, Colorado
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a low-key place with small signs on plants. Not much interaction with staff. Interesting native plant species. We were very lucky to actually see one of the endangered foxes. Rode the bus for $1.00 up to the gardens from town and walked back, stopping at the Nature Conservancy along the way (thus learning about the small foxes). Over priced.

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Fort St John
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If someone just told me that the guy who sold Wrigley's chewing gum has a mausoleum like this one, I might have laughed and said who cares. Once you know the history and the care this man had for the island and the people there, you begin to understand the memorial Botanical garden. It's a one of a kind and... More 

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Andalusia, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had fun walking around and taking pics here. It was very pretty and well kept grounds. If you are thinking of going go see it for sure. The bathrooms were very clean which is always a plus.

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Thank Misty B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs Wrigley, a big thanks for creating this beautiful testament to the beauty that desert plants provide us!!

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Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice walking trip through the botanical garden up tot he memorial. The cactus are especially intereesting. The memorial is quite a masterpiece. Well worth seeing and appreciating.

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the memorial and mansion were in the same place. My understanding is the mansion cannot be visited by general public. We've been to Catalina many times. So this time we decided to do more walking and less tours. It was a nice walk. The gardens was mostly succulents and cactus. Little variety. The biggest attraction to us was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice hike if you walk in from Avalon. The views from the memorial are stunning. The plants are local/native plants to California, which was nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice and secluded botanical garden with interesting native plants. While not very paved, it is a smooth walk without needing to go up and down many, if any hills. To get here you will need to bike or drive as it is a ways from the town. Bring a camera!

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Ridgecrest, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would be difficult to give anything on Catalina island a poor review. Everything is so beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking for a place to enjoy nature then I would recommend the memorial. However, it's not much different from any other nature spot on the island. If you are interested in plants that are native to the area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, we took bikes to go there, it was steep but not very hard. As long as we reached the destination we saw the family of deers, they let us pet them. Garden was ok, but the trail that leads you up in the sky was great, nice views, peaceful atmosphere.

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