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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Phone Number: +1 310-377-5370
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Great Small Museum with Walk Down Marineland Memory Lane

This is a lovely park with free parking overlooking the ocean in RPV. Many come for weddings, to whale watch or to check out the lighthouse. Bringing a picnic and enjoying the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely park with free parking overlooking the ocean in RPV. Many come for weddings, to whale watch or to check out the lighthouse. Bringing a picnic and enjoying the view is a great way to spend a couple of hours. We went to the museum and caught the short video offered on the history of Marineland. Since... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have lived in LA for decades and have been to Palos Verdes many times but had never visited the Point Vicente until a year or so ago. And what a treat! Whales were passing by the point and people were counting them. Then in the center we learned not just about the whales but also the Chumash (local tribe)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Has great views of the ocean. unfortunately all parks with walking trails or pull offs in Palos Verdes have spectacular views and this one gets lost with all the competition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

One of my favorite spots to relax and enjoy the view. The Interpretive Center is a wonderful way to know the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, but the grounds, including the lighthouse (which is only open on certain days so find out before going), can make the experience an entire afternoon. Take a blanket or use one of the... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of the best locations for rugged coast line with fabulous views as you stroll along the paths overlooking the Pacific. On clear days you can see for miles and at the right time of year see the whales migrating. The Interpretive Center a wealth of knowledge and great spot to educate your children in creative ways. John... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The view were spectacular and the breeze of wind blowing at you is mind peaceful feeling. We spent a week visiting LA and driving all over. This one is on top of the list, free to to come and soak it the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very beautiful and historical place to visit. Presentations give you an overview of the history of the palos verdes peninsula . The view is breathtaking and the artifacts are well presented.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Every Sunset is different ! This is one place that makes my staying in the local area so worthwhile. To be able to drive a few miles to see the scenic beauty of this place is such a blessing!

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

As a long time resident of Palos Verdes I always bring guest visitors to the Interpretive Center for a great family outing. It is an educational experience for kids without being tedious with exhibits that are actually fun. The ocean panorama is breathtaking any time of year, and during the whale migration season, participating in the whale watching and counting... More 

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Hawthorne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice catered meal, with ambiance, night lights, and incredible views. Awesome walking trails around Point Vicente. Do not discount the many pleasantries available during the daytime.

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