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Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

bring your camera! this is a unique and breathtaking viewpoint great for taking beautiful photos! Plan on spending an hour taking in the views from this vista.

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Varde, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

You feel very humble when you look out on the scenery at Glacier Point. It is so wonderful, so it is hard to tell. You really have to see it yourself. You can hike down or up if you like but it is steep and you get exhausted. You can also go by bus.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good views of half doom and the upper Yosemite valley from above. Some crowds but not as bad as the valley. Worth it if combined with sentinel doom hike.

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Lake Hughes, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Clean, beautiful view of the valley below. The gift shop was well stocked with all kinds of souvenirs and the food was great, even if they were only sandwiches.

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful vistas. California is so dry this year. Hope the weather patterns change and the area can recover from the drought!!

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Umhlanga Rocks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Yesterday a friend took me up to the Glacier Park. Its like viewing the park and the mountains from a birds eye. Spectacular scenery and I got to share it with my friend and an international community. Being disabled wasn't a problem as there are wheelchair ramps all around the viewing area and several people stopped to help my friend... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific part of Yosemite. It is a 16 mile drive thru a cooler area. I am sure you will say "wow" just like me when you reach this point!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We always start at Glacier Point and work back to one of the entrances. Great views of Half Dome. Lots of parking and plenty of fallen trees/rocks to sit down and have a picnic.

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We got there right before sunset and got to watch the Half Dome change colors as the sun set. There probably isn't adequate words to describe this. I would not miss this view. It was pretty chilly even though the temperature was in the 80s closer to sea level. Definitely needed something warmer

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazingly beautiful spot, but if I went again I'd go in the morning before the bus loads of tourists are dumped off there. Half way through our hike we wanted to relax and take in the gorgeous scenery, but ended up spending most of our time watching stupid tourists lining up to do the exact same yoga pose on a... More

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