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Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center

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Address: 1 Minaret Rd, Gondola building at the top of Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 800 626 6684
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Gondola Ride to the top - well worth it !

Had a "ski rest day" so took the kids on the gondola to the "Top of the Sierra" and it was great. Take the camera, wonderful photo opportunities up here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a "ski rest day" so took the kids on the gondola to the "Top of the Sierra" and it was great. Take the camera, wonderful photo opportunities up here.

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Moreno Valley, California
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 36 season in Mammoth and this is the first time I have been to the interpretive center since it open with the cafe. We were here for my daughters wedding and the views and information are awesome! It gives you a whole new perspective of the Sierras.

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Thank Chrisgolfpro
Carlsbad, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit. The Gondola ride is great and the history of the area is nicely represented. The view is worth the price of the ride by it self. Also, as a skier it is a nice break from the snow.

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Thank LaCostaKeith
Paradise, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Yep, it's $25/person (but they have $5 off coupons inside at the Mammoth Mountain Inn desk) and no, there was no snow to be seen (except across the canyon at the base of the Minarets) but oh, boy, this was a great way to spend the morning. We stocked up on pastries from Schat's Bakery in town then headed up... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You need to catch the gondola up to the top, and we bought our tickets in the adventure centre as the main ticket office is deserted in June! I had bought a mountain biking pass which included a trip on the gondola which was better value than buying separately. The station is on top of the adventure centre and the... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I had to talk my husband into this adventure as heights are not his favorite thing, but he admitted that he had a great time too. The gondola ride was a blast, and while he opted to wait for me in the Interpretive Center, the hike out to the farthest point was amazing. Be prepared for the temperature change. Even... More 

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We just got back to our hotel after we took the gondola up to the center this morning. Unfortunately the weather was bad and we got stuck up there due to lightening. They had to bring trucks up to bring all 115 of us down the mountain. The staff was polite and amazingly helpful as we had a restless 2... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a must if you go to Mammoth. You ride the Gondola up to the top where the Center is located. Lots of fun things for kids in the center. You can see forever up there. Bring a jacket as the winds will pick up in the afternoons.

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Coarsegold, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We took the Panoramic Gondola up to the top of Mammoth Mountain. Since we are seniors, it was $20 (regular adult fare is $25) I want to go back when I am 80 and then it will be free! Fabulous view, and we tagged along with a Forest Service volunteer who gave us all kinds of interesting information, including snow... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

The gondola ride alone is worth the expense. The vistas from the summit are spectacular. Cool and breezy on an otherwise very hot summer day in the lowlands. Wouldn't have missed this experience.

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