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The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

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Address: 1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
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Great place to stop before you travel to the islands. Lots of information about the islands and great Maps. Beautiful views from the top.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
mvetock
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop before you travel to the islands. Lots of information about the islands and great Maps. Beautiful views from the top.

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Albany, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is billed as the Visitor Center for the Channel Islands but all that is there are some topography maps and an interesting aquarium.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous overview of the wildlife and ecosystem of the islands. Take time to see the film of the history and current landscape.

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Ventura, California
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

When my grandkids came to visit me, this was the first place I took them to see. They got a hands on experience and I even learned something. And of course I thought I new just about eveyrthing,

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Thank William B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a great little visitor center for the Channel Islands. The hands on exhibits are terrific for kids of all ages and the view from the top of the center should be enjoyed. There was quite a bit of haze due to the Santa Barbara fire (unfortunately a way of life in California) but we could still faintly see... More 

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1 Thank Suzanne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The movie, and displays were very interesting and informative. The staff (in particular the older gentleman who is a volunteer there) did a good job answering our questions and giving us additional information. There's a nice view from their tower and the surrounding area is a nice place to picnic or relax.

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Thank DMFL2000
Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great vidio of the Chanel island national park, about 30 minutes and runs continuous. Rangers will give you all the information you need to decide what Island you would like to visit, well worth the time to visit.

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Thank Russ0922
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Who knew? 8 Islands from San Clemente in the south to San Miguel in the North in 3 counties. But go to the visitor center to see, hear and experience the islands as best you can without actually going there. See the tidal pool exhibit, watch a movie and then climb the tower for a great view of ocean and... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We arrived early for our ferry so we walked over to the free visitor center. Lovely, clear presentations about the Channel islands and beautiful tidepool. Takes about 30-40 minutes for a quick walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great location and lots of great information on display for adults and children. The live tide pool aquarium inside is awesome. Also the gift shop sells good merchandise. Parking can be tight when crowded, but it's worth it.

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