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The Point Vicente Interpretive Center

31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
+1 310-377-5370
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Great location to admire the coastline and the Pacific Ocean

The interpretative Centre usefully explaqins thelocal features, flora and fauna. The views are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve M
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Redcar, United Kingdom
Interesting and Fun

This is a great combination park/small museum. The view from the cliffs is breathtaking and it's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
airene2016
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Miami Shores, Florida
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31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5369
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interpretative Centre usefully explaqins thelocal features, flora and fauna. The views are impressive from its location on the cliff tops overlooking the ocean. It's only 5 minutes drive from the Terranea Hotel and the Wayfarers Chapel - a great combination for an afternoon out...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great combination park/small museum. The view from the cliffs is breathtaking and it's a fun place for the kids to run, play, explore, and learn. I stop by whenever I'm in the area and have even seen whales crossing during their migration....More

Thank airene2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great View if the ocean and surrounding area. Although couldn't walk to the lighthouse but was close. Could relax and spend some time here.

Thank Turnkey56
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place to picnic and get all the information about migrating whales. Great views of the Pacific Ocean, and great hiking trails along the ocean.

Thank OCinnamon
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My roommate and I loved hiking there. It was one of our favorite spots in PV. It is a great spot to take a date too!

Thank starrybeachlr
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Palos Verdes Peninsula is beautiful. You want to know how it is formed? You know about the fault line laying east of the peninsula? It is small but a lot of good information. Plus the view, the nearby lighthouse, it is definitely worth visiting. It...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The lighthouse was only open on Saturday between 10-2pm but the 15 minute walk from the Terranea Resort was lovely and the interpretive center was interesting and enjoyable.

Thank diana95426
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our afternoon walk around the property and along the bluffs. Unfortunately the Interpretive Center was closed, but if we are in the area we definitely go back to check it out inside. We'd probably want to make sure the lighthouse was open...More

Thank CAZADOR-CA
Reviewed 9 August 2017

On a hot tip I went to the lighthouse looking for a shot at the peregrine falcon with my trusty Nikon d750... the falcons along with the osprey ,gull, pelicans and a wide variety of shore birds to view gliding effortless along the 200 foot...More

Thank jazzmaster221
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Well kept up and has a nice display to walk through with ocean eco items, fossils, and ancient American artifacts. Expect to spend an hour or so in all. Gift shop on site. Plenty of free parking. Of course don't forget the lighthouse for those...More

Thank Jdk_mn
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Carole S
7 January 2017|
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Response from MYMOMJANIE | Reviewed this property |
My best guess would be maybe 4 per day in December. Sightings start to pick up in January. For more accurate information, you might try checking with the American Cetacean Society
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Mikki P
23 May 2015|
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Response from Gerald S | Reviewed this property |
Terranea is literally walking distance (although along a main road), about half a mile or so. Most people would drive. Terrific, although pricey resort. A number of less expensive hotels are in Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan... More
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