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Crazy Busy, Even in October

Yosemite is an incredibly busy national park, so plan ahead and take enough time to park, use the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bluffton, Ohio
Great staff

Lots of information, helpful staff, & educational media. Great to stop in before you get your day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Placitas, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yosemite is an incredibly busy national park, so plan ahead and take enough time to park, use the shuttle, and explore the village. The parking lot was full at 2:00 in the afternoon even the last week in October. Actually, October is the perfect time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was very little here and no one to ask questions of in the museum. There is a nice gift store with helpful staff and a desk with maps to ask about trails.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information, helpful staff, & educational media. Great to stop in before you get your day started. If you are a early bird do the mirror lake trail before they open (no water in lake) but worth the hike

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Village Store: Has everything you need from souvenirs, food, beer and fresh produce. It has a water fountain near the main doors where you can also fill your water bottles and jugs of water before you take off on the trails. It was a little...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exhibits are great! The gift shop is nice. Behind the Visitors Center there is a theatre which offers a great film about the park. My only complaint is that it seemed like a long walk from where we parked to the actual Visitors Center.

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The visitor center attracts large numbers of people. It's a bit of a madhouse. Exhibits tell you something about the park, but the two films we watched were a bit of a disappointment. We would have liked something that went more into the geology or...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This visitor center had a wonderful ranger at the desk who told me about various places to see the sunset. We took his suggestion of going to Glacier Point for sunset and Cook's Meadow for the view of Half Dome. Also, there is a separate...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Too crowded. When asked, directed to paid tourist bus. Like they were working for the Tourist Tour Bus company. They told us take Free bus to stop 8, Buy ticket and you will see every thing! Sad.

Thank thakersuresh
Reviewed September 18, 2018

If you are visiting the park for the first time, this is a great place to start to get your bearings and chat with a ranger. Be sure to walk through the museum.

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Since we came to Yosemite National Park by Yarts bus, we had to come twice- while coming and going back. In addition, we came here several times by free shuttle bus. There was lots of information, maps, hiking information and knowing more about the animals....More

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July 16, 2016|
Response from TeriPugh | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in El Portal on rt 140. Perfect location. Rented the only house in ElPortal right on the river. It was excellent.
jeremiah l
December 12, 2015|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Maybe the ranger on the Yosemite Facebook page knows. Note that questions posted on the TripAdvisor Yosemite forum will be answered the same day that they are asked. This Q&A feature is seldom viewed by anyone.