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I've been to several other National parks, all larger and what I'll call more well known (Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Smokie Mountain, etc.). This is definitely not in that category. Where I felt I cold spend days in those other visitor centers, this one you can...More
When they say they close at five it’s not possible to get there from the boat to the visitor center before they are locked and gone at five. I still looked around the building even though it was closed up and there are some great...More
This is a really fun visitor's center if you are in the area. It's at the very end of Spinnaker Drive near the Ventura Marina. They have a tide pool exhibit where they encourage young children to pick up starfish and other creatures. There is...More
Watch the free movie about botanicals and animal, sea, bird, etc. life that exists no where else! It's very informative and inspirational. The women working in the gift shop were super helpful and nice, too. Walk past the gift shop and there is more to...More
Loved the introduction to Channel Islands. Has a small hands on miniature pool of the plants and fish. Can feed with ranger. A movie is available and a topographic map helped us to be om3 familia4 before taking a boat ride out to Anacapa.
First, the view! Go to the observation deck where on a clear day you can see the islands and great views of the harbor and Ventura.
There is a not to be missed mini aquarium inside. It is full of lobster, starfish, crab, and beautiful...More
Take 30-45 minutes to stop by the visitor center before you hopefully are able to take a boat to one of the islands of the national park. There is a good 15 minute introductory film about the islands that make up the park and there...More
A small but informative visitor center. Staff is great with recommendations and information on all the islands. There is a movie you can watch about the islands. What's great is you just walk across the parking lot and you're at the beach!!! There are also...More