"Marineland of the Pacific was a public aquarium and tourist attraction located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast above the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles County, California, USA that opened in 1954. Millions of people visited Marineland before it closed in 1987." (Ref. palosverdes.com/rpv/marineland) The link has lots of old photos of Marineland. The property stood idle for a long time and now is being turned into an architecturally uninspired resort.
Shown is a detail from the original Marineland sign that is now located by Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center. The Center has more memorabilia including a Marineland Memories book. Most people who lived in the area during those years have fond memories of their visits.
I remember going there in early spring of 1971, with my best friend in 7th grade, Marina Beccera (sitting). I recall a very long drive from Northeast LA and much cooler weather by the ocean. I also thought it strange to have dolphins and whales perform for us. Do you have memories of Marineland or other similar attractions?