Catalina Island: Part 4

If you ever have a chance to visit Catalina Island, I'd highly recommend you to take a 30 minute stroll from the town center in Avalon and go to the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden. In 1919, William Wrigley Jr., the founder of the largest chewing gum company, bought out nearly every share-holder until he owned controlling interest in Catalina Island. He passed away in 1932, and in 1933, construction for the Wrigley Memorial began. 

The garden consists of a variety of desert plants.

The main attraction IMHO is however, the memorial monument. One word: stunning. It looks like something out of the set of Game of Thrones.

Interesting fact: William Wrigley Jr. was buried at this memorial for a short time, but his remains are now in Pasadena, California.

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  1. Definitely looks like my kinda place!

    1. It was so pretty and not crowded at all, which we also loved!