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Address: Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: +1 209 372 0200
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The visitors Center is great introduction for a visit to Yosemite. Not only were the staff very helpful and knowledgeable but the natural history display and the cultural history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitors Center is great introduction for a visit to Yosemite. Not only were the staff very helpful and knowledgeable but the natural history display and the cultural history discussion was very informative. I would definitely suggest this as an essential stop before venturing into other areas in the park

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Jupiter, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Center is educational, holds a small museum which explains how Yosemite Valley was formed, is modern and very clean. Also, behind it there is a Theatre which offers two education films which are educational and interesting. Also, there is a Native American Village behind the the Visitor Center. It is easy to spend 2 or 3 hours at the... More 

Thank LFalko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center has nice displays of history of the area. But what I appreciated most was how they helped me in a very difficult situation in relation to how I was going to get to my camping arrangements. The rangers and workers were all VERY VERY nice!!

Thank Tigerman777
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

There is so much to see and do here. This is a great place to stop for supplies and information, but there is so much more. A museum, book store, gallery, post office (it was so cool to send something home that was postmarked here!) and a fascinating cemetery to stroll around. My son even had the opportunity to pose... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you want to know how Yosemite was formed and the impact of John Muir, make sure to stop in at the visitor center. Nice little museum, theater and a gift shop. The Yosemite Falls trail is just up the road too.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There is a nice display that goes far in explaining how the park was actually formed by glaciers and includes a lot about it's history. There information desk is top knotch - they can answer just about any question you have about the park.

Thank Sandi0615
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Rangers are available to discuss all aspects of the park. A walk through exhibit covering many aspects of Yosemite is attached. Also take the time to watch the movies available at the theater. Showing on the half hour and we were able to view two features that were excellent.

Thank RER47
Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very helpful persons. You can get all the information here. Small musuem and bookshop is also there. Ample car parking available.

Thank guptaashok_0511
Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

oh my goodness were to start. so much information and lots to look at. rangers talks are very interesting and fun for the whole family.

Thank jhk927
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The movies on Yosemite, including one which is award winning, at this centre are well worth a watch. There are also interesting museum style exhibitions, which are particularly engaging in terms of the Native American people they discuss. And it's free!

Thank Amy B

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