10 Rare Catalina Images

4. Catalina Island’s First Casino

Many don’t know that the World famous “Casino” on Catalina Island was actually constructed not once but twice. Shown here is the first Casino building that was later moved up the canyon to serve as the Bird Park where its frame stands to this very day. The first Casino was just not big enough to serve as the Iconic building it is today that allows for the World’s largest, suspended circular ballroom with a theater below.

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Patrick Alexander is the founder of TourCatalina.com, a website dedicated to providing Catalina Island visitors access to local tours & activities. The company sells tickets on behalf of small and large local tour operators providing Catalina Island visitors a centralized location to purchase tour tickets. He likes to share Catalina Island News, Deals, Discounts, and Areas of Interest for visitors to Avalon.


April 20, 2018
Wrigley never "bought" Catalina Island. He bought controlling interest of the Santa Catalina Island Company.

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