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

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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181 helpful votes 181 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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79 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

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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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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