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Valley Visitor Center

Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209 372 0200
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Orange, California, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There is a very interesting display about the geological history of the Yosemite valley and a lot of other information for those who are interested in learning more about the area. The Yosemite Conservancy also operates a great gift shop/bookstore at the visitor center and many of the souvenirs such a pins, teeshirts and other items are less expensive here... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A must stop on your tour of the park. People there are very helpful and informative. We appreciated our visit so much more because of what we learned there.

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Orlando
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The films were good. We did not have time to see the displays. The nearby Ansel Adams gallery is a shop with prints. There is a cafe but it was packed. There is a huge grocery store with everything you could need. We bought deli food there and ate outside near the art center.

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Halifax, Canada
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80 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The day we visited, there was no video presentation available. As this was probably a once in a lifetime visit, it was very disappointing. However, we plunged ahead and saw as much as we could, using our maps and asking questions. Gift shop was nice and we picked up a few souvenirs of our visit.

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