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Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Center of Curry Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0200
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A bit of an exaggeration

The so-called nature centre consisted of a shuttle bus stop and a volunteer naturalist seated at a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Garth M
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Austin, Texas
Nice Area, Great Center

We stopped in to see the exhibits and learned a few new things. Really nice feature to grab some... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
mrem
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San Diego, CA
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May 11, 2018
“Nice Area, Great Center”
Apr 1, 2018
“Nice informative displays”
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Center of Curry Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The so-called nature centre consisted of a shuttle bus stop and a volunteer naturalist seated at a table under an umbrella stand. She had maps and a couple brochures to hand out and dispensed info on the attractions and trails in the area.

Thank Garth M
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We stopped in to see the exhibits and learned a few new things. Really nice feature to grab some art supplies and head out. The surrounding area is a great place to kick back and watch the river run. Wear mosquito spray!!

Thank mrem
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Although small the Nature Center is packed with information on the Park and its inhabitants. Lots of short walking trails along the water too.

Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

The Nature Center was closed when we were there in December but we really enjoyed walking the nearby short trail across the bridge. That morning the weather was perfect, sun started to shine glimmering the river which in some parts were frozen. It was so...More

Thank GabyVM
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We took the shuttle out to Happy Isles on the advice of a Park Ranger we chatted to and it was well worth it. The nature centre is small but interesting and engaging for kids-my boys (8&6) enjoyed the displays especially the film showing what...More

3  Thank HelenH1000
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

Enjoyed learning new things in this nature center with some interactive displays. Is just a short walk from the shuttle bus.

Thank Molly55
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

we hiked around happy isles trails looking for the American dipper but we didn't see one till we walked further along the merced river. At that point we got great looks at the bird diving into the rapids feeding underwater. real cool. the trail up...More

2  Thank bruce g
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very small museum but has great selection of books, postcards, etc. Walking around Happy Isles is very peaceful. Doesn't take too long.

Thank CTW974
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you have already done everything in Yosemite, then you should go here. It's cute for young children and accessible for the infirm. You can see stuffed varieties of the living things you saw walking to the nature center. Have a blast ;).

Thank AshleyLBC
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Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The visit to the nature centre at the happy isles was helpful to understand the facts about Yosemite National Park. It is a must-do for overnight stayers.

Thank Aaqarsh
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