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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Whales and More

Great place to picnic and get all the information about migrating whales. Great views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Awesome lighthouse

My roommate and I loved hiking there. It was one of our favorite spots in PV. It is a great spot to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Longview, Texas
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31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to picnic and get all the information about migrating whales. Great views of the Pacific Ocean, and great hiking trails along the ocean.

Thank OCinnamon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My roommate and I loved hiking there. It was one of our favorite spots in PV. It is a great spot to take a date too!

Thank starrybeachlr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Palos Verdes Peninsula is beautiful. You want to know how it is formed? You know about the fault line laying east of the peninsula? It is small but a lot of good information. Plus the view, the nearby lighthouse, it is definitely worth visiting. It...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The lighthouse was only open on Saturday between 10-2pm but the 15 minute walk from the Terranea Resort was lovely and the interpretive center was interesting and enjoyable.

Thank diana95426
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our afternoon walk around the property and along the bluffs. Unfortunately the Interpretive Center was closed, but if we are in the area we definitely go back to check it out inside. We'd probably want to make sure the lighthouse was open...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

On a hot tip I went to the lighthouse looking for a shot at the peregrine falcon with my trusty Nikon d750... the falcons along with the osprey ,gull, pelicans and a wide variety of shore birds to view gliding effortless along the 200 foot...More

Thank jazzmaster221
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Well kept up and has a nice display to walk through with ocean eco items, fossils, and ancient American artifacts. Expect to spend an hour or so in all. Gift shop on site. Plenty of free parking. Of course don't forget the lighthouse for those...More

Thank Jdk_mn
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've passed this place numerous times and finally decided to take my grandson. Wonderful place with a lot of local history. It's a small museum, located on the coast with beautiful ocean views surrounding the property. Grandson enjoyed himself and look forward to visiting again.

Thank GNA2008
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten path, but then in metropolitan Los Angeles, how refreshing is that? Make it part of a looping drive around the peninsula, could even be a southern extension of a visit to, or drive through, Manhattan-, Hermosa-, Redondo- or Torrance beaches.

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is a cool little museum, if a bit unfocused. They have a lot of information about local geology, the grey whale migration, the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and the defunct theme park "Marineland." The Marineland exhibit is particularly...More

Thank Quintin K
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Carole S
7 January 2017|
Response from MYMOMJANIE | Reviewed this property |
My best guess would be maybe 4 per day in December. Sightings start to pick up in January. For more accurate information, you might try checking with the American Cetacean Society
Mikki P
23 May 2015|
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Response from Gerald S | Reviewed this property |
Terranea is literally walking distance (although along a main road), about half a mile or so. Most people would drive. Terrific, although pricey resort. A number of less expensive hotels are in Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan... More