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Old Posted Jun 22, 2011, 6:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mdiederi View Post
Marineland of the Pacific

Marineland of the Pacific was a public oceanarium and tourist attraction located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Architect William Pereira designed the main structure.

When it opened in 1954, one year before Disneyland, Marineland of the Pacific was the world's largest oceanarium. The owners of Seaworld in San Diego bought it in 1987 and closed it six weeks later. Much of the infrastructure was left abandoned for nearly 20 years. Marineland's most visible landmark, the 414-foot (126 m) high Sky Tower, remained standing until 1995. The Marineland Restaurant continued operating through 2004 as the "Catalina Room" (where Santa Catalina Island was visible on a clear day). Several other structures remained through 2006.

Marineland of the Pacific in the 1950s.

Sky Tower

I visited it with my family in the late 50s. It's a shame it was torn down.
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