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Discover the Catalina Island Casino

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Avalon, United States
Discover the Catalina Island Casino

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icon40 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Go back to the days when bands were big and movies were just starting to talk with a guided tour of the Catalina Island Casino. Dating back to 1929, the casino symbolizes the glamorous era of Santa Catalina Island and is home to art deco murals. Watch a brief film about the building's history and connection to Hollywood and see the 1920s pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its large screen.
  • Tour of the Catalina Island Casino
  • Learn about the building's history dating back to 1929
  • See art deco murals and a classic pipe organ
  • Visit the ballroom, where big bands once played
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Catalina Casino , 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Look for the large round Building

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide at Catalina Island Casino to begin your tour of this historical site, one of the island's top landmarks.

After admiring the art deco murals and the Avalon Theatre, continue up to the Casino Ballroom to take in its elegant design. You'll hear how this venue once played host to some of the country's top musical performers and big bands and can take in views of Avalon from the Romance Promenade.

Please note: This tour requires walking uphill inside the casino.
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Catalina Island Casino
Walk through the Casino
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Catalina Island Company
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, including climbing 8 ramps in a 12-story building, then descending the 8 ramps back to ground level.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a non-motorized wheelchair
  • Ramps should be accessible with a well-charged motorized wheelchair or motorized scooter
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
  • Your tour is not confirmed with the local operator until you call the number located on your voucher to provide your voucher information and schedule your tour time. See voucher for details
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Catalina Island Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Very Nice Tour
, Oct 2019
This tour was very interesting and beautiful. I loved hearing the history and seeing the inside of the casino!
I thought the Casino was amazing and...
Gary S
, Oct 2016
I thought the Casino was amazing and very beautiful with an incredible view from the balcony
VERY informative and the guide was...
Linda L
, Sep 2016
VERY informative and the guide was exceptionally entertaining and personable.
too many ramps to walk up to get to the...
Chuck s
, Jul 2016
too many ramps to walk up to get to the casino ball room
1 traveler found this review helpful
Actually I gave two tickets for the...
Christopher H
, Jun 2016
Actually I gave two tickets for the casino tour to my son for his birthday. When I bought the tickets I had to select a date. When the kids got over there on that date in the morning they were told it was full and to try to come back later. They did and said the doors no one was there. disappointed!
Loved finally being able to see the...
, Jun 2016
Loved finally being able to see the inside after all these years. Great tour guide-spectacular place
Tour guide was funny and extremely...
Rose T
, Jun 2016
Tour guide was funny and extremely knowledgeable, by the end of the tour, you dont even realize 40 minutes have gone by. So happy we did this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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