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Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center

Highway 395, North of Lee Vining, Lee Vining, CA
+1 760-647-3044
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A Mono Basin must-see

The perfect location for learning all about the Mono Basin. Attractive Visitor Center; friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue L
Cupertino, California
Well worth a visit.

The visitors center has been around a couple of years and my wife and I finally had a chance to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terry W
Huntington Beach, California
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Highway 395, North of Lee Vining, Lee Vining, CA
+1 760-647-3044
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The perfect location for learning all about the Mono Basin. Attractive Visitor Center; friendly and knowledgable staff; excellent displays and explanations of things like tufa tower formation, brine shrimp ecology, and Lake importance to migrating and nesting birds. Excellent educational movies in a comfortable theater....More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The visitors center has been around a couple of years and my wife and I finally had a chance to stop by a few weeks ago. I found that this place is well worth a visit. It's located at the North end of town and...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love museums and visitor centers that have one. This had a great movie, exhibits and lots of info about the area. If you get to this area, do stop here.

Thank jtdanza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable informative staff and clean comfortable facility provide an extremely enjoyable visit to the Mono Lake Basin and its unique environment.

Thank sdurgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visitor center is well worth a shop. They have detailed educational posters and displays and they show several educational films. They also have a small shop and a viewing area. The staff are excellent.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visitor center is super informative about Mono Lake and the surrounding area. They have a free film to watch, interactive displays, books, and a large gift shop. The friendly staff was super helpful. Really great views of the lake from the visitor center. This...More

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of infrastructure for fairly basic content. But then I am usually not much of a fan of these types of visitors centers. I always expect more content depth. But there is at least paved parking.

Thank someyawhoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we had know how wonderful this visitors center was we would have scheduled more time to explore it. There are two movies to watch including one on Mono lake and one on Yosemite. There are great exhibits and the grounds are beautiful.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor center is a great example of people who love their jobs! The 2 gentlemen who work there were very informative. There is are exhibitions and a film. You can go outside to see some smaller tufas. If you are traveling north, first stop...More

Thank labonvoyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who wouldn't want to work in a place where they have the views that these people have! I emailed the Centre for information and they very promptly answered my questions.

Thank marros1960
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Amy S
3 July 2017|
Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
The visitor center has plenty of parking for those just visiting the center and for those that are hiking down to the lake. As for YARTS, I am not that familiar with the mass transportation system, but you may be able to... More
6 April 2017|
Response from Phyllis V | Reviewed this property |
I don't live close enough to this place to know the answer. Sorry.