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Valley Visitor Center

Address: Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: +1 209 372 0200
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Brisbane
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Dallas
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272 reviews 272 reviews
95 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I was here in the winter and the visitor center was extremely crowded with long lines of tourists waiting just to ask rangers questions. I noticed both rangers were extremely friendly with each visitor. With it as busy as it was and all the repetitive questions they were very professional.

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San Francisco, California
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257 reviews 257 reviews
79 attraction reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a small informative place to get your bearings and learn some interesting stuff about the park and its history. This is a diversion from all the great natural sights in the park and is almost a mini-museum about the park. Good place for kids to learn more about the park and the Native American history. The outdoor replica... More 

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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It is a beautifully maintained visitor's center. It's full of great information. There are lots of beautiful gifts and souvenirs there. There is a very nice museum that is free to enjoy. The bathrooms are very nice, which is a treat after using some of the more rustic bathrooms within the park.

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Los Angeles, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
127 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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373 attraction reviews
388 helpful votes 388 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Varde, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We got good information about places to go and they showed two billiant movies about Yosemite worth seeing.

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