See horse drawn wagons walk across a covered bridge and visit historic buildings out of yosemite s past. The center is many people s first port of call when visiting the park.
Yosemite national park has four visitor centers.
Yosemite national park visiting center. In the main building there is a big information board with information covering all aspects of the park trails roads and campsites and even. First protected in 1864 yosemite national park is best known for its waterfalls but within its nearly 1 200 square miles you can find deep valleys grand meadows. If you are planning to visit yosemite plan ahead and arrive early.
Yosemite valley is the main destination for most visitors but there are many places to go in the park. This visitor center is similar to others with a 3d map of the park also has ranger to answer questions if you have also has some exhibit about the park it s a good point to stop by to know about the yosemite park and there were ranger programs everyday during peak season. Coulterville visitor center po box 333.
Book your tickets online for valley visitor center yosemite national park. Pioneer yosemite history center all year. In summer expect extended traffic delays and extremely limited parking.
Expect delays of an hour or more at entrance stations and two to three hours in yosemite valley. 34 reviews of yosemite valley visitor center the valley visitor center is the biggest visitor center in yosemite national park and is found in the main village area. Yosemite not just a great valley but a shrine to human foresight the strength of granite the power of glaciers the persistence of life and the tranquility of the high sierra.
Originally constructed in different locations in yosemite many of the. The valley visitor center is located in yosemite valley and is the largest and most comprehensive in terms of displays books postcards and maps. The history center explains how yosemite was the inspiration for national parks across america and throughout the world.
Yosemite valley visitor center bookstore yosemite nat l park ca 95389 phone. Yosemite visitor center presents a superb introduction to the history and majestic scenery of yosemite national park. Mariposa county visitor center 5158 state highway 140 mariposa ca 95338 phone.
The big oak flat information station wawona information station and tuolumne meadows visitor center are open on a more limited basis. Come here to chat with knowledgeable rangers and plan your discovery of the park and valley. Each year yosemite national park welcomes over four million visitors.
From spring through fall arrive in the park before or after peak hours before 9 am and after 5 pm to avoid delays and traffic congestion. See 360 reviews articles and 154 photos of valley visitor center ranked no 26 on tripadvisor among 136 attractions in yosemite national park. National park service information 209 372 4726 room reservations 559 255 8345 camping reservations 888 530 9796.
Early birds avoid traffic. It s definitely worth a visit and is a great source for information about yosemite.