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Address: Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: +1 209 372 0200

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park rangers are so helpful

National Park rangers are so helpful. They are particularly knowledgeable about hikes and best routes if you have limited time. Having said that, these rangers did NOT tell me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
tropicalnorth
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Marysville, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
85 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went in to ask some questions, but gave up. We were there in early May, not a good start to the season.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

National Park rangers are so helpful. They are particularly knowledgeable about hikes and best routes if you have limited time. Having said that, these rangers did NOT tell me that Hetch Hetchy closes at 7pm (gates are locked) or I would not have driven out there at 4pm!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It met my needs and expectations. I can not think of something I feel needs to be improved or changed.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

For first time visitors the valley is a little confusing and overwhelming. There is more to do than we had time for so we asked for advice. These are the best park rangers I have ever met. Knowledgable, friendly and welcoming. We also joined a geology hike for approximately 80 minutes and the kids completed the junior ranger tasks for... More 

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Лондон, Соединенное Королевство
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

People are super friendly and more then happy to help You and give all the information You need regarding the whole site! Just let them know, how long You are about to walk Staff will provide You with trails that will suit You best!

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Oakland, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We come to Yosemite Valley every spring for a 3 or 4 day mini vacation with the extended family. The NPS Visitors Center always has the latest info on weather & what's happening in the Park. The exhibits are educational & brought up-to-date from time to time.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nothing much to see here, worth a visit if you need guidance from the NPS rangers on treks and the like, otherwise not much else to see.

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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The exhibits at the visitor center are very interesting, showing old pictures of the early beginnings of Yosemite. Really enjoyed the two half hour movies in the theater with breathtaking views of the area and enjoyed learning the history of how Yosemite became a National Park.

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burlingame,Ca.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

OK, World class scenery in May and Spring. But this ,for 1000s of years, was the home to an amazing tribe and culture, the Awahneechees. So whenever i visit, i MUST pay my respects to a native California indian and great park interpreter, Mrs. Julia Parker, at the VVC and indian museum. There is an indian village and ancient graveyard... More 

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Brisbane
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

make this a first stop before going off on any adventures. They have an excellent section on the history of Yosemite, an Indian Village and helpful rangers. Also they show two short films for more in depth background into Yosemite. Spend an hour.

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