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Valley Visitor Center

Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209 372 0200
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Harrisburg, Pa.
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177 reviews 177 reviews
51 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Kolkata
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice facilities to accomodate lots of tourists and activities. Parking is chaotic at peak times but bearable.

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Olney, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Valley Visitor Center is where you gather information about the history of the Yosemite National Park and also learn how the the Valley was formed

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San Diego, California
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254 reviews 254 reviews
136 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The visitor center has some well done exhibits on the history of Yosemite. From the discovery, establishment & development of the park to the modern day, a well told and interesting story. The volunteers and rangers are very willing to give you tips and information to help you better enjoy your travels and discoveries.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped here to not only get a few souveniers but to get some directions to places we wanted to visit. They had a little bit of everything there - camping supplies, food, clothing - and the people that helped us were very kind and friendly.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Your child can earn a Jr Ranger badge following a simple work sheet. We watched a guide make an arrow from granite and deer antlers. Great opportunity to learn about native americans that lived in Yosemite before settlers came in.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This would be the "center" of the park, and where the buses focus. It is about three blocks long and has a pleasant resort feel, with exhibits and shops and outdoor eating opportunities. Yosemite Falls, probably the most visited point in the park, is in walking distance. The bus system works well and this area is a good one to... More

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