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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, Avalon

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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden stands as a tribute to William Wrigley Jr., founder of the Wrigley chewing gum company. Wrigley had a strong connection to Catalina Island and played a large role in shaping it for the future. Finished in 1934, the 40 m (130 ft) memorial tower at the center of the gardens marks Wrigley's original burial spot, although his body has since been moved. The memorial--built primarily from material taken from around Catalina Island--overlooks Avalon Bay. The gardens surrounding the memorial were designed by Wrigley's wife, Ada, and contain plants that grow in California but nowhere else in the world. These rare plants are spread throughout 15 hectares (38 acres) of the gardens, and are now tended to by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Make Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden a part of your Avalon vacation plans using our Avalon itinerary builder.
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  • If you are not in good shape TAKE THE $1 BUS! You can do the park in the 40 minutes wen the next bus comes if you keep moving. No snack bar unless you count bags of M and Ms. A frequent visitor advise...  more »
  • Slightly run down but quiet, beautiful plants and trails! Price wasn't horrible but slightly overpriced at $7/adult. Loved the hike and plants tho! Glad we went.  more »
  • This is free for military and a must go! Lots of plants and an interesting story for the monument. You can jog here or walk from anywhere in Avalon.  more »