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“Location, location, location”

Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Lee Vining
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North Carolina
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183 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Mono Lake Visitors Center building is beautiful and the location is amazing. Tons of very useful information, very helpful staff. A must stop and do.

Visited August 2013
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Palm Springs
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Mono Lake”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Such an important part of the whole ecological environment for Mono county !! So eerie this lake is to me & oh so beautiful , while traveling to Bodie Ghost Town , stopped in at Mono Lake & the Visitor center, they are so very helpful in there & tell you the best place to View the lake at , which by the way is down the 120 to the South Tuffs! What a great place !

Visited August 2013
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Sparks, Nevada
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Our Day Trip to Mono Lake”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful drive to Mono. Amazed of the true beauty of nature. The visitor center had Smokey Bear and fun attractions on learning for children. A theater that gave a 20 minute presentation.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Incredible views from its lookout”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Within walking distance from the town of Lee Vining and accessible from public transit (YARTS bus and Eastern Sierra Transit), this is a well worth stop for your trip in this part of California. This visitor center has quite a few informative exhibits about Mono Lake, its natural history and conservation efforts, etc. The staff are very friendly and approachable in answering all my questions about traveling around Mono Lake. The center is environmentally conscious and it has a free water-dispensing machine to refill everyone's water bottles. The best thing is the lookout platform behind the center - it offers a panoramic view of the entire Mono Lake and beyond from a high vantage point. It is the starting point for a few hiking trails around the lake, and I hiked down one of them all the way to the lake's shoreline to see some unique tufa rocks.

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“July Visit”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I stop at the visitor center everytime I come through this area. There's a lot of information about the surrounding area as well as Mono Lake & it's history. Great place to find books, maps, etc.

Visited July 2013
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