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Address: Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 375 9531 or 209 379 2646
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This is a fun spot to stop and visit with friends and family. Historical buildings and you get a feel for what life was like back-in-the-day. All with a river running through it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cypress, Texas
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Hitchin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We should have checked the timetable before we set off because on a Monday or Tuesday many of the attractions were not on, e.g. the horse and cart riding and most of the houses were shut up. But it was still interesting to walk around the outside of the buildings and it was free. I should imagine that on any... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a fun spot to stop and visit with friends and family. Historical buildings and you get a feel for what life was like back-in-the-day. All with a river running through it! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a little history break!

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a great way to learn about Yosemite's past. Cabins and buildings from around the area have been rebuilt in this area. Walk across a covered bridge and check out this site. There are picnic benches for a cool lunch next to a bustling stream.

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Allow a half hour or more to explore the small pioneer area full of buildings, bridge, and carriages. It is easily found in the area behind the Wawona Store near the historic Wawona Hotel. Imagine the buildings at their original locations and the lives of the many people who walked through their doorways, slept under their roofs, and rode in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was an interesting kind of place. A diversion from the hikes and wilderness of Yosemite, sure, but an historic one. The homes were from the artist's heritage and the settlers that made Yosemite a true jewel in our nation's crown. It's worth a look around if you have the spare time.

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Raymond, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We did not realize it but they only open the buildings up and have people in period costumes acting in the stead of residents on July 4. It was interesting and they were great sports.

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DeLancey, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an interesting stop to stretch your legs and see some really cool old buggies and coaches. It doesn't take a lot of time and you can see some cool buildings from the era also. There is a visitors center, store and bathroom very close by.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not that much to see/do here, but why not? It does not take that much time out of your stay, and it is interesting. It also serves as a restroom stop; and there is a convenience mart (convenient, but overpriced as are all the stores in the park; shop for supplies down in Oakhurst at the grocery stores if you... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is not a museum that you walk into but rather a display of the stagecoaches and other vehicles in a giant barn by the river. You then cross an authentic covered bridge into a area of various samples of pioneer housing. Much preferred by my kids to a traditional museum.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Learn how life was in the Sierras back then. Farm and saddle equipment tell the story in old buildings. Excellent guides in the summer.

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