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Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Activities in Avalon Wondering what to do on Catalina Island on a rainy day? We've compiled a list of ideas to keep your day full of fun! Tour the Catalina Casino. The Casino Walking Tour is offered twice daily and lasts about 40 minutes. The Behind the Scenes Casino Tour is a little more in-depth. It lasts about 70 minutes and and is also offered twice a day. First run movies are shown in the Catalina Casino Movie Theatre each night at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Casino Box Office. Visiting the Catalina Island Museum , in it's new location on Metropole Avenue, is a...

A Step Back in Time: Holly Hill House

Holly Hill House
The Holly Hill House In 1888, Peter Gano, a civil engineer and talented craftsman from Pasadena, began building a beautiful Queen Anne architectural style cottage on Avalon’s southern hillside overlooking Avalon bay. Mr. Gano came to love the island when he was helping to create the island’s first fresh water system. Originally, the home was named “Lookout Cottage,” and Gano built the home almost completely by himself. Should you want to know who helped him build the cottage you will find a clue by looking up to the weather vane that sits atop the red cupola of the home. It is in the shape of...