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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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Fun time at the top!

Gondola ride is inspiring and it leads right to the top of mammoth mountain! From the top you can see everything from the minarets to the lakes basin!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Daniel S
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Alta Loma, California
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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gondola ride is inspiring and it leads right to the top of mammoth mountain! From the top you can see everything from the minarets to the lakes basin!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The peaceful gondola ride to Mammoth summit gives you stunning 360 degree views. It's best on a day with little wind so you can walk along the ridge both North and South. Great for photography and fresh air and a sense of nature's enormity. Good for families and for older people too. We packed a snack and sat inside while... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We took a Gondola ride to the top and visited the interpretive centre, there were some very knowledgeable staff (volunteers?) in the centre who were able to tell us about the area and some of the native animals. Interactive displays as well. Take your camera as there's some amazing views.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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Paradise, California
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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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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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