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“Wrigley Memorial worthy of seeing”

Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
Ranked #4 of 56 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."
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Granted you have to have some interest in cactus, succulents, and/or native plants to fully enjoy the botanical garden, but it has some good specimens. It is a good mile + walk from town, with a slight uphill slog. In the summer there is a shuttle that travels all around town for $2. The monument is worthy of seeing and is very nice, with sculptural details of plants, ravens, and other birds. There is also a lot of the famous Catalina tile, and arches. There is a great view from the top. To the right of the monument is a trailhead. You need a permit that you get at the conservancy office, along with trail information.

3  Thank Gilbert00
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

You can either walk up, or take a trolley up. The gardens have all sorts of exotic plants, some of which are Catalina exclusive plants, and the memorial building is beautiful, and worth the walk. Gorgeous catalina tile used throughout.

1  Thank SaxmanLG
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Self guided botanical garden was OK. For the price, they should give you a brochure with history and more info about Wrigley. Great view from Memorial. A nice walk from downtown Avalon.

1  Thank david m
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The gardens is a snor, but the memorial is pretty cool. You can drive a gold cart up and spend 30 min here to break up the day a little

Thank Philip K
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

UGH, it was so hot up there, there is no water in the stream as we are in a drought. It was a bit boring for me.

Thank candlecraver
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