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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up...

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail.

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Simple desert garden with cactus

It's nice to visit a place where you can see and learn about local flora. This is well kept and there is an informational area that explains about the local flora. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
claudia b
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Sacramento, California
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Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the hike from the town to the Memorial. The Botanical Garden was very interesting and pleasant to stroll through. The varieties of desert plants from all over the world are fascinating. However, the Memorial itself was a bit of a disappointment.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice to visit a place where you can see and learn about local flora. This is well kept and there is an informational area that explains about the local flora. Interesting as it is also the burial place of Mr. Wrigley (although his body has been relocated), and a huge monument to him. May see a local fox by... More 

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Acton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful venue for flower photographers in the Spring. Easily accessible location with gentle slops leading tp the memorial and its excellent array of Catalina tiles. Allow at least three hours for a quick tour of the attraction.

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Thank Archie M
Pacific Palisades
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk- approximately 30 minutes most uphill! The monument is most impressive as is the view- the botanical garden I'd well laid out and marked!

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Thank Lifeisgood5255
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is $7 The garden was eh, but that has to do with the fact that I'm not really into plants. I would much rather have seen flowers. The hike to the top is about 10 min. Would suggest going all the way to the top level of the memorial. The view is amazing.

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Thank Happiegyrl
Hesperia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great walk up to the gardens. There is a local bus that drives by every 20 minutes which you can take for about a dollar. Then you can go to the gardens and walk around leisurely at your own pace. It's actually quite lovely. The top part with the building structure has stairs. It was a decent... More 

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delta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take the public transit to the garden for about a dollar which is about 2 miles if you walk, mostly up hill. The garden is small but clean, plants well marked and well maintained with a good variety. The memorial at the top is nice with a super view however is not wheelchair excesible. We even got close... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "hike" up to the memorial is well worth the journey. The memorial resides inside the botanical garden run by the parks service. The memorial is beautifully kept, and is a great nearly free activity to do while on the island. The view is only bested by the "Garden to Sky" hiking trail. The trail is a little long, as... More 

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San Dimas, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice botanical garden, featuring the local island plant life along with a good deal of other plant material Remember that most of this island is arid, so the plans are decidedly desert-like. The garden is at the top of Avalon Canyon Road, and when you are in downtown Avalon, everything is uphill from there. It is about... More 

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Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At only $7 per person, this activity is well worth it. The garden is filled with local and exotic plants. The memorial is beautiful and has a great view including the ocean.

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