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The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens at Catalina Island

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One of our favorite things we did while spending the day at Catalina Island was visiting The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens. While it was HOT on the island, it didn’t stop us from exploring this gem of the island.

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We arrived via our golf cart which I recommend vs. walking. Once we paid our admission, and purchase water, we were in for a magical treat. There were hundred of plants, trees and cactus’ for the kids to explore throughout the gardens. The kids were able to learn about the different plants, their origin, and details about the plants. Every plant featured its own informational plaque making it a wonderful educational opportunity for my children.

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At the end of the gardens was the historical monument. Our children listened to the echo of their footsteps as they walked up the 100+ steps to the top of the monument. As we explored the monument we took our time to read all of the signs that educated us on the building of the monument, and the materials used to build it. While at the top, we were in for the biggest treat of all, the view. We could see the beautiful canyons and ocean views like nowhere else on the island from the top of the monument. It was unforgettable.

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Once our kids were done exploring the monument, we made our way down the opening of the gardens, we couldn’t help by look back and savor the amazing beauty of the place that we just visited.

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When you family is visiting Catalina Island, you’re not going to want to miss exploring The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens.

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