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“Opulence in Avon”

Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
Ranked #6 of 55 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.
Alabama
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Opulence in Avon”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I'd love to go to a huge dance here. 6,000 person ballroom, all open span, no supports except walls. The promenade around the outside is 10 floors up. Wonderful pictures of all of Avalon from there.

Visited February 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Facinates the Baseball Fans, Especially If You're A Cub's Fan”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

The Catalina Island Casino Ballroom is rich in history. They have walls full of pictures and artifacts of Mr. Wrigley (from Wrigley's Gum). He loved the Chicago Cubs, so the museum showcase pictures of the Cubs at their spring training in Avalon. One of the walls even tells you the history behind the "Billy The Goat" curse. The museum is definitely something to experience if you are a baseball fan or love history in general. If you don't really care for those things, I would suggest you skip this activity and go ziplining.

Visited February 2012
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“don't miss”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Fabulous theater, wish I'd gone on the tour. Museum was great.

Visited January 2012
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Anaheim
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little bit of history”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

It's nice to know the history of the island and the casino. Our guide was very knowledgeable,

Visited December 2011
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Chehalis
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“A MUST SEE”
Reviewed 17 December 2011

What a terrific amount of history. The people who show you around are very informative and know their stuff. Fun to go to a movie there with the wonderful acousics.

Visited February 2011
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