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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

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Address: 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Beautiful trail

We take the trail lead to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The volunteers there are very knowlegable and it is a great place to take the kids.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We take the trail lead to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The volunteers there are very knowlegable and it is a great place to take the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and go to "The Point" many times a week. Whale watching has become one of our favorite pass times. The little museum and gift shop inside is wonderful! It offers the history of the peninsula and is very interesting. The gift shop has a great little variety of collectibles to purchase- from books to art and jewelry.... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 4 year old twin granddaughters there, once again, to see the fisheys. They love the place and always want to go and see the "big" whale.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The size of this center belies its value. Knowledgeable docents answer questions about wildlife, history and geology. From the patio you can see whales and, on occasion, other wildlife. Binoculars are available to assist in spotting them. Signs on the patio guide the visitor as to which whales are currently passing through

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many displays, but the cost is also perfect. The interpretative centre is located at the nature reserve which is well worth a visit. There is an easy trail along the cliff top with expansive views out over the ocean where during the winter dolphins and whales can be seen. On land there are usually birds to be seen, but... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our day trip to Rancho Palos Verdes was primarily to visit the Point Vincente Lighthouse, but that is closed on Sundays, so we stopped in here. It is very small, but the docents are chock full of information. Being that it's January, there is a good chance of seeing the whales as they migrate south. We were told that so... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

great place for seeing local nature and best of all whales we visited twice and saw whales pass by on both days there are whale watches there most of the time and are very knowledgeable and rally willing to share their knowledge the bird like is great many little birds ,sea birds ,fishing Cormorant s and flocks of pelicans there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great place to watch whales pass by, or, at least try to find them. There are always volunteers outside counting how many and which type of whales and dolphins were travelling by on any given day. The number can easily go over 30 during the winter months but we are lucky to see at least dolphins year round. The gift... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We took a walk along the easily navigable ocean view trail that led to the interpretive center. Friendly folk were watching for returning gray whales and other sea life with binoculars checked out from the front desk. A nearby board posted the recent sightings. Nice morning out, helpful docents, easy & free parking.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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