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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Before visiting Catalina Island, images of Hollywood celebrities gambling their fortunes away in this "Casino" predominated my vision its past history. However, a forty-minute tour of this extraordinary building dispelled all the preconceptions of the island itself and instilled a greater respect for the people...More

Thank Arrastape
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in LA LA Land, Quite often the TV Weathermen /Women will show a picture of the Casino. Now just to be clear this is not a gambling place. But it does have a very nice dance hall and Movie Theater. That...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is primarily a movie theater. Movie ( singular ) plays nightly at 730pm. It was a pretty cool experience. Don't expect anything modern. Seats are stiff and don't rock. No cupholders, not much legroom. But it brings back an old fashioned theater ambience. Place...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre-plan your visit to Catalina Island to include a tour at the non-gambling Casino....hopefully with Frankie Avalon who will tell you all about this iconic building built by the Wrigley family. This is a world class building with stunning artwork and architecture. The theater has...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is beautiful but the tour guide was a little strange. It was fun to see the theater and ballroom. The view from the top was wonderful.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no gambling at the Catalina Casino! The casino contains a fabulous theater on the first floor and a huge dance floor and bar on the top floor. The balcony promenade offers marvelous views of the island, harbor, and the ocean. The building is...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used Newport Flyer coupon. It was a good savings. we walkrd to the Casino for the 11:30 tour. We were 2 minutes late and they wouldn't let us join toe tour! Guess they didn't want our money.

Thank SueB61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on the other Casino tours many times before so we took the Twilight Tour to get a different "feel" for the place. Frankie of Avalon and Rebecca were great hosts while we enjoyed the organ music in the theater (with our popcorn)...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 7 took a Casino Tour with Franky as our guide. He provided great background on the island and shared with us the history of the casino. It is now used as a movie theatre and can be rented for private events. Inside...More

Thank Carly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly thought that the Casino is not worth visiting once we arrived at the island especially when I heard about the 40 min tour. Boy was I wrong. This was by far my favorite tour on the island. We had a great guide who...More

Thank WarmCoffeeHubBlog
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Any dance events coming up at the ballroom?
20 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
Is tour wheelchair accessible?
28 March 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, Wrigley engineered it like a baseball stadium with a ramp style structure to get up to the ball room which was very state of the art to move the thousands of guest in and out of the theatre and ballroom which... More
Andrea R
Hi! If I want to see inside the casino, do I need to purchase one of the tours? Or can I just walk through and look around?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
You will need to purchase a ticket