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9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
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The parking here was very weird, and can only imagine what it's like during peak season. Seemed like we walked forever after parking to get to the actual visitor center. And then it was hard to find our way around (very few of the signs...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kagfamily
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recommend that you make this the first stop on your visit to Yosemite because the staff can give you lots of useful information on what to see and the levels of difficulty of various trails. You can then plan your day accordingly

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cool_satchmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot and the shopping was special because all the proceeds benefit the Yosemite Conservancy. Shop here, NOT the Village Store. Both of the videos were excellent and the exhibits were most educational and well done.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jean B
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Nice exhibits. Park rangers are very helpful. It's fun to listen to others asking questions - some of the questions are pretty out there - and listening to how well the Rangers handle them. There are also two movies; both are worth it as long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed June 23, 2019

We enjoyed talking with the rangers and picking up some souvenirs! Very helpful place! Would recommend stopping here!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ginas418
Reviewed June 16, 2019

Some of the displays from my childhood are still in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, and some are updated. I especially appreciate the geologic displays and information. Rangers were available to answer questions, though I did not have any questions to ask.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PacificNWFamily
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Make your way to the center to get a good orientation to the park's many features. Parking can be hard to find in mid-summer, so plan for an early start. The park shuttle service is one of the best of any national park and it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed May 16, 2019

The center has an excellent exhibit about the formation of the valley. I like the explanation about how all the granite came about. In back of the center is a theater that shows films about Yosemite on the half hour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank maas_johnf
Reviewed May 16, 2019

The Yosemite Valley Visitor Centre is in the middle of the village in the Yosemite Valley. It is nestled between the Ansel Adam Gallery and Yosemite Museum and is open from 9-5pm daily. This is the main resource in the Valley for information related to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

There are small museums and samples of Native American teepee's and a sweat lodge in the area. Also, a big shop, restrooms and food places.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Celeste J
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July 16, 2016|
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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December 12, 2015|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
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.