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  • TheExplorerFamily
    Somerset, NJ6,333 contributions
    After lunch at the Ahwahnee Dining Room, we boarded the Shuttle to the Yosemite Village Stop. This is where this Visitor Center is located.

    We made this stop, so that I could get my Stamp and Sticker for the Parks Passport. But we also found lots of Maps, Brochures and a general orientation to the National Park. There was also an informative board that informed us of the road and weather conditions for the day, plus the fire dangers.

    The 3-D Exhibit was amazing and very educational. The Gift and Souvenir Store inside was pretty good, and all the Park Rangers there were extremely pleasant and very helpful.

    Worth a stop here if you are visiting for the first time.
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • Archie
    Glenmoore, PA5,101 contributions
    We biked towards this center following the trail. We met some amazing people who taught us about the Sierra club and interesting facts about Yosemite. It has so many books and pictures. They were so very helpful going through our last pages of jr ranger pages. Its very informative and the staff is very knowledgeable.
    Written 11 August 2019
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  • Kenneth L
    Los Angeles, CA422 contributions
    We only stopped a few minutes, mostly getting directions to Pioneer Yosemite History Center which turned out is about 400 feet behind. There are a few artifacts and there was an exhibit on the art of Thomas Hills. If you are looking at the hotel, the Visitor Center is left of the fountain. My camera messed up so we might go back next year.
    Written 29 September 2019
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  • RCSColumbus
    Columbus, OH620 contributions
    Good place to stop on your way into or out of the park. Clean restrooms and very helpful, knowledgeable staff. Small gift shop and bookstore at one end of the building is run by Yosemite Conservancy volunteers who do an amazing job raising money and supplementing the park budget. One of the volunteers went to the extra effort of opening a new box of T-shirts to find one in my wife's size. He also spent a good amount of time explaining the bark beetles killing off the lodgepole pines and the good that an occasional forest fire can do. Note that the Crane Flat gas station is about a mile down the road and there is no gas station in Yosemite Valley nor for miles outside the park. If you're low on gas, get some here, even if the prices are exorbitant.
    Written 5 September 2017
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  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, OH4,409 contributions
    We drove in from the East and stopped here to get some information on the Meadows. Cute little place with a very friendly and helpful ranger. She not only answered my questions, she got out a little map and highlighted my trails that I inquired about, then she drew two peaks and labeled them, Unicorn and Cathedral and told me to look for them once we got part way out in the meadow. They had great displays showing the plants and flowers we would see on our walk. The Wilderness Center was closing 3 days after we got there so they had a 20% off sale going on books and some other things.
    Written 30 September 2019
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