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Address: Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: +1 209 372 0200
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Yosemite Valley's beauty has drawn artists from all over the world for...

Yosemite Valley's beauty has drawn artists from all over the world for well over 100 years. This museum displays a collection of works selected by a jury of many artists. Works include a variety of styles and range from old to contemporary. In addition to the paintings, the gallery features historical exhibits, which change from time to time.

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We watched a movie of the history .

The movie showed how the pioneers were cutting down the trees. President Roosevelt visited and proclaimed it to be a national park and the cutting came to a hault.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Joanne D
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The movie showed how the pioneers were cutting down the trees. President Roosevelt visited and proclaimed it to be a national park and the cutting came to a hault.

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The museum is a wonderful way to learn about the history of the Ahwahnechee Indians that lived in the valley for many years. Their baskets, clothing are on display and is a stunning display of talent. We have watched on occasion a decendent of the Ahwahnechee make a basket in the room to the right. They are also related to... More 

1 Thank margiesmemories
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited the museum while explore the valley. Inside there were items associated with the history of the area - Native American artifacts, an Indian motorcyle and surveying equipment. Also, inside the museum is a small gallery with paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and Thomas Hill to name a few. There are also a few items that belonged to... More 

1 Thank Lynn W
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place is interesting, but only do it if you have time. There are a lot of things to do in this park.

Thank Eduardo284
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Highly informative, for adults. Check out her Wikipedia page. Sadly, this national treasure is overlooked by most tour guides. Imagine, a Real Native American Indian in Yosemite Valley !! Her fine , extremely labor intensive plant fiber baskets are museum pieces and are highly valued.

2 Thank cal48boy
Marysville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Visit the recreated village. Very interesting. Not much in the museum. Don't allow much time. Surprisingly, there can Indian Motorcycle in the museum. Not sure what the significance is.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took our time wandering through this gallery and museum. The gallery had wonderful, and varied art works inspired by Yosemite. Not all landscapes. Then we chatted with a demonstrator in the museum. He demoed several flutes, including multi-flutes that sang chords. He also answered our questions about the original tribes that were at Yosemite.

1 Thank Lisa_Sue_H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The displays interpret the cultural history of area's Native Americans (Miwok and Paiute) from the 1850s. There are more buildings outdoors to view, which represent an Ahwahnee Village.. And I saw a small deer. This is a good spot to go if you are waiting for the Yosemite movie to start. It is well done, and exhibits look like they... More 

1 Thank ColoradoCat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Opened in 1926, this museum has done such a good job blending in, it seems to get overlooked by visitors....just look at the number of reviews! The focus is on the Ahwahnechee who once lived in the valley, but that's not all. There's also many historic park photos and artifacts, including one from John Muir. From now until through October... More 

2 Thank Shimadog
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had real enjoying around! Very Wonderful place there! we keeping walk around all day wow! we were very tried and sleep in the car for rest for while we are very happy mood and I feel more peace there!

1 Thank Sherrialvarado

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