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Valley Visitor Center

Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209 372 0200
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Rocklin, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is a small visitor center but has some nice exhibits that show the topography and explain how the Valley was formed. There is also a small Miwok Indian Village behind the visitor center that has a number of structures that you can view. Some are currently still used for ceremonies.

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rhinebeck,ny
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Park Rangers are very helpful in planning your outings. They provided good maps and helpful information. Get there very early in the day, it gets very crowded.

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Tuolumne City, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the center was very helpful in all of our questions and was a pleasure to deal with, they answered all of our questions with no hesitation

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