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Tunnel View

Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Atascadero
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As you make your way to Yosemite Valley for the first time from the hwy 41 entrance you make your way thru this neverending tunnel with water coming threw the rock of the tunnel. Looking at a tiny dot of light getting bigger and bigger you make your way to the tunnel look out. With ample parking on both sides... More

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must the tunnel is awesome to drive thru. My teens don't smile or get excited by much, but they actually enjoyed the tunnel. The views on the other end of the tunnel are breathe taking. Just go early if its on a weekend because it gets crowded, but well worth fighting crowds and waiting for parking.

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West Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views of snow covered peaks. Get there early before the coaches arrive as parking and crowds can be a problem.

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Fresno, California
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Going thru the Wawona tunnel and coming out the other end you see one of the most spectacular views to greet you to Yosemite The view allows you to see the whole valley and changes with the seasons. The Wawona tunnel is on the highway 41 entrance. It is a must stop.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was probably the most beautiful view I have ever seen. I recommend going in the evening when the sun is lighting up the peaks of the view.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A must stop for those entering the park from Wawona. A great view of the park that is pretty much just a sample of all the amazing sights you can enjoy in Yosemite. A particularly nice view of Bridalveil Falls from here as you can often see it blowing in the wind. The parking lot is on kind of a... More

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Houston, Texas
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117 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Yes you can see everything from multiple places in the park but tunnel view allows you to get a shot of it all. I love photography so I took this chance to get some lovely shots.

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So much more picturesque than you can imagine. It's crowded so watch the traffic (and small children) but worth it - a great quick stop on the way from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point or Wawona.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So, you are driving up the Wawona Road, heading towards Yosemite Village when you see a tunnel entrance ahead. Little do you know that at the end of the tunnel is your first view of what I call the big three, Bridalvale Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. Lot's of "oohs" and "ahs" come out of your mouth as soon... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're going to Yosemite, definitely take a trip or just stop at Tunnel View for some great photo ops. We arrived at Yosemite during the day after a long drive from San Diego, this was definitely an exciting moment after being in the car for so long. You literally drive through a tunnel and come out the other end... More

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