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Yosemite Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I headed this visitor center after getting off from the shuttle. I got a map and asked about trail conditions. A nice place to maximize efficiency of your visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 week ago

So I mainly headed to the visitors center to go to the gift shop to get my patch and see what else they had to offer. But it turned out they had information and two rangers on duty. The book store was larger than I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed November 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed October 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Offgrid_nomad
Reviewed October 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cantwaittogohiking
July 16, 2016|
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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.
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jeremiah l
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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.
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