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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +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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We rented bikes and rode them to the Garden. Even tho there was a bit of an incline, it was a fairly easy ride. Really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the desert plants... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cinda10
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The botanical gardens were beautiful. It was a nice walk to the memorial. Stopping along the way to look at the various plants was very nice. There's some trees there that are very unique in fact most of the plants are unique for this area. It was great to learn about the history and to watch the videos about the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented bikes and rode them to the Garden. Even tho there was a bit of an incline, it was a fairly easy ride. Really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the desert plants. Each so unique and different, yet beautiful in their own way. We even saw a couple of foxes!! The views at the top of the magnificent... More 

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Thank Cinda10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome, so nice to walk among all those plants. We even saw some endemic fox! The memorial is also really nice to see! Definitely worth to check it out!

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Thank Ornella B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the city bus for $1 but it's only about 1.5 miles from the boardwalk, the bus ride gives you a little scenic history if you have a good bus driver like we did. It's very peaceful, and the gardens are nice to stroll through.

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Thank Andrea R
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never miss walking up to the gardens when visiting Catalina. They have done such a great job with the nature path. And those views!

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Novato, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up from downtown and it is worth the gentle climb. One can take the bus ($1) but miss a lot along the way. Seniors admit for $5 each and worth the price. Great cactus garden to view and the memorial is informative. In fact a couple got engaged at the memorial during out visit. Very sweet.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting botanical garden. Favorite visiting spot of a rarely spotted Catalina Island Fox. Great view from the Memorial. Quite an exercise to walk from town to site (there are buses, rental carts).

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Thank Cindy K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited in early October. I enjoyed our family visit to the memorial and garden. I believe that our grandson enjoyed it more than we did though we had a fantastic time. Beautiful view from the memorial and Sky Hike. Definitely recommend it. Travel with camera, comfortable walking shoes, and water.

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Thank Sandra S
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went to Catalina for my Birthday and had a great time. I rented a bike and road up to the Wrigley Memorial. My admission to the gardens and memorial was free due to my Bday. It looks pretty nondiscript from the outside but it has a great view and amazing architectural details...Love the Catalina tile. The walk up is... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is mainly a cactus garden. However, the garden isn't the main attraction to me. It is the hiking that starts here. Getting to the top of mountains for the views is breathtakingly beautiful! It is a difficult climb so take that into consideration.

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