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Mono Lake Committee

Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Fantastic free evening tour of South Tufa Area

We recently took part in the free evening tour offered by The Mono Lake Comitee. It was thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saul L
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Haifa, Israel
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Great visitors centre

We stopped here before visiting Mono Lake and to get some more information. We ended up spending a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria R
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member non-profit citizens group, dedicated to protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem and educating the next generation. The Committee’s Information Center & Bookstore provides: books, maps, educational exhibits about Mono Lake, Mono Lake gear, gifts and cards by local artisans, educational toys, and information about lodging, dining, and local services. Additionally, the award-winning HD film “The Mono Lake Story” is featured in the store’s Theater & Gallery as well as rotating art exhibits. The staff is knowledgeable about Mono Lake and the surrounding area and is happy to provide information about great activities to enjoy during your visit to the Mono Basin. The storefront patio is a great place to hydrate, relax, meet friends, take in the scenery, or watch the incredible sunsets. During the summer, Committee staff and volunteers provide guided interpretive walks in the Mono Basin and canoe tours on Mono Lake. Open all year!Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
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Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We recently took part in the free evening tour offered by The Mono Lake Comitee. It was thoroughly enjoyable and very informative. Our guide, Max was extremly knowledgable and his enthusiasm for the subject matter was infectious. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening...More

Thank Saul L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here before visiting Mono Lake and to get some more information. We ended up spending a while in here looking at all the books and leaflets they had to hand. The man running the centre that day was very friendly and approachable and...More

Thank Victoria R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, great guides, great organization. Did the 8am tour and I think it was the perfect time of day to do. Very quite and peaceful, no wind to speak of and fewer tourists visiting the tufa. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the canoe tour and it did not disappoint. What a great tour! Our guide, Max, was so knowledgeable about the area. He answered all of our questions and shows great enthusiasm for the lake, the surrounding areas and for the wildlife. The tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way out of Yosemite National Park. This is a great visitors center which also had a beautiful array of souvenirs and handcrafts by local artists. They also have a range of free maps, one of which was vital for our onward...More

Thank Jenni L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family went on the Mono Lake canoe tour yesterday morning. It was really great and I highly recommend it to anyone. Each canoe had a very knowledgeable guide and held up to 3 guests (4 total on each canoe). The guide steered while the...More

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In there Store you can find a lot of informations about the lake and about the loss of Wasser. The screen where you can see the water levels deopping since 1980 until now, is absolutely dramatic and eyeopening.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

We stopped in the little town of Lee Vining, home of the Mono Lake Committee, after leaving Yosemite National Park. We talked up and down Highway 395 (Main Street), had lunch and visited the Mono Lake Committee headquarters. I'd seen Mono Lake on maps but...More

Thank philosophical45
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

If you're not familiar with the area this is a must stop. They will help you with information about the different places for hiking and will give you a paper map, but they have plenty of all kinds of nature books and real maps for...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

The Mono Lake Committee store is a great resource for anyone traveling in the area. Although it lacks all the exhibits of the Mono Basic Scenic Area Visitor Center on the north side of Lee Vining, the Mono Lake Committee store has the advantage of...More

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