Relive the Golden Days and stand in the footprints of Big Band era stars on this exciting casino tour experience.
The Catalina Casino
- Adult Ages 12-54
- Child Ages 2-11
- Senior/Military Ages 55+
- Infant Under 2
- Final cost will also include City of Avalon admissions tax & applicable processing fees
- Private tours available. Contact us for details. Rates may vary on weekends and holidays
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane to the Catalina Island Casino
- View the magnificent foyer with original ceilings and gorgeous hardwoods.
- Stand in awe at the massive art murals that adorn the 1,100+ seat movie palace.
- Walk the ramps that have hosted millions of people for more than 90 years.
- View the Casino Ballroom floor that has hosted record-breaking crowds.
- Delight in the view of Avalon Harbor from the Ballroom’s Promenade.
*Refunds & exchanges are subject to availability. Click here to read our cancellation policy.
Your admission will give you access to the Casino’s public areas all day. Come and go as you like and relax in this art deco masterpiece when you need a moment to slow down.
Take a trip down memory lane to the days when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. The Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. You’ll see the extraordinary Art Deco murals and the original 1928 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre. Stay for a while or just long enough to snap that iconic selfie. Next hit the ramps and continue up to the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and Big Bands. The ballroom’s promenade offers some of the most spectacular views of Avalon and for decades has been considered the most romantic spot in Avalon.
Tip: Have your cell phone or camera fully charged and consider bringing a battery backup. You’ll want to photograph the Casino Building from top to bottom. They don’t build structures like this anymore. Going live may be a little challenging from inside parts of the building so plan to take video and post when you’re outside of the Casino’s thick cement walls.
For your safety, you should be in good health & comfortable with walking on or moving over a variety of surfaces including cement, pavers, carpet, and ramps with tread. The Catalina Casino is wheelchair accessible. Please note there are 6 ramps that will be used to get from the theater downstairs to the ballroom upstairs. Guests utilizing a wheelchair on the ramps must have someone to push them or plan to use a motorized scooter.
Wear comfortable clothes for the season. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as you will be walking up and down a series of ramps while in the building. Don’t forget your camera – this architectural gem is gorgeous and you will want to capture it on film.
Avalon, CA 90704
Do I need a reservation for the Discover the Casino Tour?
Yes. While reservations are not required, they are recommended. Getting your tickets in advance will save you time once you are on the island.
Are there restrooms available on the Discover the Casino Tour?
Restrooms are located on the bottom level of the Casino Building outside and around the building from the box office. Please make sure that you utilize them before your tour as there will not be restrooms available on the tour.
How far is the Discover the Casino starting location from certain areas?
Walking time to common locations:
- Cabrillo Mole Area: 15 – 20 minutes
- Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 10 – 15
- Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 10 – 15 minutes
- Casino Building: 1 minute
- Descanso Beach: 3 – 5 minutes
Is there food provided on the Discover the Casino Tour? Can I eat and drink while on tour?
While food is not provided, you are welcome to enjoy food and beverage before your tour starts outside of the Casino Building. No food or drinks are allowed in the building itself, but bottled water is welcome.
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