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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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Houston, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
114 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very hard place to describe but driving up to the vista point made my jaw drop. You can see small glimpses of this as you are driving but once you drive up to the vista point that show a full view you are so amazed and ready to take it all in. I'm a photo freak so... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Incredible views of the valley, waterfalls and the forest and villages below. Again, bring a camera that can take panoramic pictures. There is also a 4 mile hiking trail that we didn't get to take, but are definitely going to do some day.

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Georgia
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of other reviews on Trip Advisor about Glacier Point. All of them are telling folks that this is a special place. All those reviews are correct. We went up there late one afternoon and took a picnic supper with us. (plenty of rest rooms, good parking, trail up to the point is paved, and I noticed a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The view was just magnificent. My wife and I were in awe, and continued saying to each other it was hard to even believe what we were looking at was real!

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Long Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must do in Yosemite. We took the shuttle up and hiked down via the Panorama Trail and the Mist Trail. Highly recommend.

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San Mateo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went from Mammoth lakes towards Berkeley and found out this would be a little bit of a detour. However, we decided to go here anyways and it was absolutely worth it. Great panorama view and view of (if I'm not mistaken) at least four waterfalls). It can start to rain quite suddenly so bring an umbrella (or use a... More

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You can not miss it while you drive through the Valley! Need to stop to admire this impressive huge rock!

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Portland, Oregon
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip up -- go early or late though because of the summer crowds. Recommend hike to Sentinel Dome a mile or so from Glacier Point.

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Must be seen, can not be described. Feels like being on top of the world and the view is awesome. It does take some time driving there but it is so worth it.

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Thoiry, France
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

In high season, I would suggest an early morning visit unless you like crowds and difficult parking. It remains a spectacular viewpoint of the valley, the falls and Half Dome. A short but easy walk from the carpark and you get these excellent views. I have visited this point on at least 5 occasions since 1977 and it always impresses,... More

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