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Valley Visitor Center

Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209 372 0200
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Los Angeles, California
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244 reviews 244 reviews
114 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Small center, but info regarding the formation of the area is interesting. Posted information on road, campsite and trail availability ( and closures) is very helpful. The Ken Burns film on the development, history and characters of the park is a great overview. And the safety warnings could save your life! The dangers in this most beautiful location are not... More

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Palm Desert, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The over all information available at the Visitors Center is extensive. If you go through the glass doors directly opposite the entrances door you can take a short walk through an area that explains about the Native Americans who inhabited the Yosemite Valley. Very worth while little excursion.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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601 reviews 601 reviews
300 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While this is in a sense a typical National Park visitor center, with what you expect from one of those (information, souvenirs, books, snacks, exhibits, and those oh-so-important restrooms), it is a visitor center in a spectacular park, and an important stop on your visit. Plan on doing it.

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It gives you information on what you may want to see first, not to miss anything. They have great souvenirs and great fast foods to buy and enjoy with your picnic. I still have some rocks and nice jewelry I bought. A must, with super bathrooms, and place to sit and enjoy a treat.

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Irving, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

VERY VERY helpful volunteers! We had a short visit and needed intel on what to see first. Thank You so much for helping us decide on a plan. This is a popular place to be patient with parking.

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Tokyo, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Staff were nice and explained kindly some photos displayed. Inside was warm and clean and able to see attractions even in the picture are most of the area was closed for the season.

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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187 reviews 187 reviews
52 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are visiting Yosemite Valley, make sure to stop at the visitor's center. It is well worth the stop to get updated information, directions and have your questions answered. The Rangers and volunteers were all very nice and informative. Take some time to go through the displays describing the history and geology of the Valley. We also found the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
82 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A short visit here will help you understand the history and geology of Yosemite. It is well worth 30min of your day.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Helpful and informative staff with some good history of the area. Make sure you get to visit all of the areas there.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

To visit, you can park at the visitors parking lot (fills up pretty quickly on summer weekends). This is a short walk away, but if this lot is filled there are other lots further away, that are serviced by the free shuttle. Importantly bathrooms with flush toilets are available here. You will get the latest updates on the conditions of... More

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