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Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Lee Vining
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member non-profit citizens group, dedicated to protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem and educating the next generation. The Committee’s Information Center & Bookstore provides: books, maps, educational exhibits about Mono Lake, Mono Lake gear, gifts and cards by local artisans, educational toys, and information about lodging, dining, and local services. Additionally, the award-winning HD film “The Mono Lake Story” is featured in the store’s Theater & Gallery as well as rotating art exhibits. The staff is knowledgeable about Mono Lake and the surrounding area and is happy to provide information about great activities to enjoy during your visit to the Mono Basin. The storefront patio is a great place to hydrate, relax, meet friends, take in the scenery, or watch the incredible sunsets. During the summer, Committee staff and volunteers provide guided interpretive walks in the Mono Basin and canoe tours on Mono Lake. Open all year!Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mono Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Wonderful bookstore, great ideas of what to do in the Mono Basin and Eastern Sierras. Excellent programs.

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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“Unusual lake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Visitors Center was very nice and gave us a nice insight into the history of the area. There is a nice outdoor patio with a view of the lake and placards with additional details about the topography and geology. Out six-year-old really enjoyed it and he even spied a snake at the corner of the parking lot.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Michael g
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Sonora, California
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101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Suprising stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We were finishing up a 2 week trip and this was on the way home yesterday. It was my first time to Mono Lake. We stopped here on the spur of the moment and we were able to pick up quite a few free brochures and beautiful post cards of Mono Lake. The staff is very friendly and informative.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Granddarlin
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly, helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was a great stop. It was our first time to Mono Lake and we were able to pick up quite a few free brochures and things to help us with our exploring. The staff is very friendly.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Nancy V
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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great recommendations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I made a short stop here for information on how to get to Bodie, and found out that it had just reduced its opening hours for the season. Instead, I was enthusiastically recommended a plethora of other local sites, complete with map, info and directions. Spared me a dead-end trip and led me to some fantastic sites. Great!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Morten E
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