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Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center

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Address: 1 Minaret Rd, Gondola building at the top of Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 800 626 6684
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So interesting and fantastic views

You need to catch the gondola up to the top, and we bought our tickets in the adventure centre as the main ticket office is deserted in June! I had bought a mountain biking pass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You need to catch the gondola up to the top, and we bought our tickets in the adventure centre as the main ticket office is deserted in June! I had bought a mountain biking pass which included a trip on the gondola which was better value than buying separately. The station is on top of the adventure centre and the... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I had to talk my husband into this adventure as heights are not his favorite thing, but he admitted that he had a great time too. The gondola ride was a blast, and while he opted to wait for me in the Interpretive Center, the hike out to the farthest point was amazing. Be prepared for the temperature change. Even... More 

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just got back to our hotel after we took the gondola up to the center this morning. Unfortunately the weather was bad and we got stuck up there due to lightening. They had to bring trucks up to bring all 115 of us down the mountain. The staff was polite and amazingly helpful as we had a restless 2... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a must if you go to Mammoth. You ride the Gondola up to the top where the Center is located. Lots of fun things for kids in the center. You can see forever up there. Bring a jacket as the winds will pick up in the afternoons.

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Coarsegold, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We took the Panoramic Gondola up to the top of Mammoth Mountain. Since we are seniors, it was $20 (regular adult fare is $25) I want to go back when I am 80 and then it will be free! Fabulous view, and we tagged along with a Forest Service volunteer who gave us all kinds of interesting information, including snow... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The gondola ride alone is worth the expense. The vistas from the summit are spectacular. Cool and breezy on an otherwise very hot summer day in the lowlands. Wouldn't have missed this experience.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Expansive views and snow in June! Informative and friendly staff made this side trip very enjoyable. The Eleven53 Cafe had super yummy tritip sandwiches in addition to healthy snacks.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Gondola ride for about $25 is great, suitable for all ages. Very nice views, excellent for photography. Might be cold sometimes , advisable to check weather before you go. If you like biking downhill, this is the place to check out in summers.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The scenery was breathtaking. Perfectly sunny day and pictures came amazing. Got really tired as oxygen level was very thin. But a must see place.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Awesome view but do to weather (high winds) could not make second trip. Went to McCoy on second trip and took some outstanding pictures there.

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