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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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Great Rangers and very informative

The visitor center is easy to get to with a large free parking lot across the street. The Rangers... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Mitch M
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Colleyville, Texas
Great film about the Channel Islands, helpful staff

We haven't been to this National Park, but this visit made us interested in going. The film was... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
photobug429
,
Kensington, Maryland
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1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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...More

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Christy H
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...More

Thank mom22sons
Reviewed 15 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...More

1  Thank Lynn d
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a wonderfully designed visitor center. Star with the movie in teh movie theater. Then explore the topographies of the islands. In the main area, there is a small aquarium and set up of the marine life on the islands. The book selection is...More

Thank threedandj
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop before you travel to the islands. Lots of information about the islands and great Maps. Beautiful views from the top.

Thank mvetock
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is billed as the Visitor Center for the Channel Islands but all that is there are some topography maps and an interesting aquarium.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous overview of the wildlife and ecosystem of the islands. Take time to see the film of the history and current landscape.

Thank littlepepita
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