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Tunnel View

Address: Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 372 1000
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NJ
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454 reviews 454 reviews
266 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth driving to see the srunning views. If your time is limited this shoyld be one of the stops that you make on your trip. Pictures don't capture the scale and majestic beauty of the views in the park.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I've always heard how beautiful Yosemite was but nothing prepared me for what I saw at Tunnel View. It is a definite must-see for anyone travelling to this amazing place. We stopped on the way to Glacier point, at the time the view was behind us, so when we turned the car into the carpark we were blown away by... More 

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Newton, Iowa, USA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a spectacular view of the entire Yosemite Valley. Don't miss it and be sure to bring a camera.

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Lompoc, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Whether it's your first visit or 20th visit to Yosemite via Highway 41, when you drive into the Tunnel View parking lot and walk to the rock wall, you'll be amazed at the scene before you! I'm always speechless and in awe. It's one of the best places in Yosemite to take a photograph.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Breathtaking. You see pictures, but the actually seeing this vista is superb. The scale and setting must be seen to be appreciated.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You have to come from the right direction to get your oohs and aaahs.. The tunnel opens up to this madnificent postcard view of the valley. You get to see El Capitan, Half Dome, and the valley in one shot. Perfect for souvenir photos. This is the most crowded stop, as everyone gets down to get that souvenir shot, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Even if you are going back through El Portal,it is worth the extra couple of miles then make a U turn. Do not miss this spectacular view of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalvail falls all in spot. You can't take a bad photo here.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is the tunnel on the way to Yosemite valley. All of a sudden, you face the giant granite-rock mountains. Usually you won't expect this, and this your first close contact with the valley. Photos cannot capture the true greatness of this place, so go and see it! This stop won't take you more than 10 minutes, and will leave... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Be sure to stop here at different times of day and night. This view is indescribable. Try catching the moon over the valley!

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Jonestown, PA
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44 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Once you're in the valley, you can't see much of why you're here - the granite cliffs. This place provides a great view!

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