We happened upon this area on our return from Mariposa Grove (MG needs a longer time than you might think..I will try to add another review about that). Beautiful river w/picnic tables (may not be free right away, but most people are not lingering, so just wait...same w/parking). After a picnic lunch, we walked around the Pioneer History Center; old houses, a stagecoach display (about 10 antique stagecoaches), a barn w/horses and donkeys, a blacksmith, and stagecoache rides over a covered bridge. The ride was about 10 minutes long (the first reservation we could get was a 20 minute wait - time to look around and come back - did not have to wait in line). Price for stagecoach was right at $4 per adult, $3 per child 12 and under. For my group (adults, teenagers, middle school, elementary, and toddler), 1 hour was plenty here, including the stagecoarch ride. (This was the only cost). Walking around the buildings is free. Our driver was very pleasant and allowed time for pictures afterwards. THere is a general store within walking distance to purchase food, etc. I don't feel this stop is a "must see," but a pleasant way to spend time if you have it.