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“Something To Do In Catalina”

Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is located at the top of Avalon Canyon - just a short 30 minute stroll up from town! The Garden features a collection of native plants from both Catalina Island, and the surrounding Channel Islands. The Garden also features a collection of succulents from around the world. The park is also home to the Wrigley Memorial. This iconic island landmark was built in 1934 in honor of Catalina Island patron William Wrigley Jr. The unique structure incorporates a variety of native rock and stone, as well as the famed "Catalina tile."
Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Something To Do In Catalina”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We enjoyed our hike through the cactus garden and the climb up the memorial, but it's really nothing special. We rented a golf cart and stopped along the way so it was fun but I wouldn't make a special trip.

Visited April 2014
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Spring Valley, California
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Uphill Walk”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The walk to the gardens and memorial may be challenging if you are not used to walking uphill. Cab ride starts at $14 for two and a $1 for each additional person. Trolley cost $3 a person but only available when the cruise ship is in the harbor which I feel makes the rest of us tourist not as important to the town. Don't expect flowers in this garden, it is dedicated to Drought resistant plants. The monument is historical and very artistic - great for photos.

Visited April 2014
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Bakersfield, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This is a small but well kept garden of the local area plants; and the memorial was done very nicely.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“DRAGON TREE”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My wife and I visited the island in celebration of our 12th anniversary, the memory made is priceless!! Thank you

Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“stairs and gardens and stairs...oh my”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We took the Red Trolley to the memorial. the garden was very nice but we were more interested in the Memorial. If you go here, take the ramp on the left. The stairs on the right are STAIRS....lots of them. The stairs on the left are more ramp style than anything. The view from the top is amazing. There are hiking trails throughout the place. It was beautiful. Bring your camera.

Visited March 2014
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