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About Wawona Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park

Overview of Wawona Visitor Center

This article refers Wawona Visitor Center in Yosemite National Park, United States. Wawona Visitor Center is not the prime point of interest of Yosemite National Park. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.

Yosemite National Park is brimful with interesting attractions like Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Falls, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. You can also check out the whole list of things to do in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park tours ideally do not include a visit to Wawona Visitor Center.

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If you want to add the visit to Wawona Visitor Center in your trip, you can choose from the variety of Yosemite National Park vacation packages that can be designed to suit your preferences. These packages also cover your major concern of how to reach Yosemite National Park.

Address: 8308 Wawona Rd, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389, USA

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Ansel Adams' Legacy Photography Class
View Deal Ansel Adams' Legacy Photography Class 1 Reviews | Duration: 4 hours From USD 95/person


This small group walking tour and photo class will take you to select locations in Yosemite Valley, guided and taught by a Staff Photographer from The Ansel Adams Gallery.

You will visit different sites within Yosemite Valley based on what the current conditions suggest will provide the most photogenic views. You will learn about some of Ansel's important innovations in photography, technical aspects of light and exposure, and their application to using your digital camera. Our goal is to improve your proficiency with a camera and give you the tools to further develop your artistic vision.

Yosemite Hiking Excursion
View Deal Yosemite Hiking Excursion 33 Reviews | Duration: Varies From USD 103.33/person

Outdoor enthusiasts of every fitness and experience level can enjoy this amazing Yosemite hiking excursion. Choose from a beginner, intermediate, moderate, challenging or strenuous hike in Yosemite National Park to Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, Cathedral Lakes, El Capitan, Clouds Rest or even Half Dome! You’ll be away from the crowds for an intimate connection with your magnificent surroundings. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, you're sure to enjoy this trip of a lifetime.

Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour
View Deal Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour 25 Reviews | Duration: Flexible From USD 139/person

Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing 9 hour tour of Yosemite, with highlights including Glacier Point and all of the iconic sites of Yosemite Valley including waterfalls and famous rock formations. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or an airport or train/bus station. For lunch you will be stopping in the Yosemite Valley at a cafe by Yosemite Falls with a variety of food choices at a reasonable price.

In The Footsteps of Ansel Adams photo class
View Deal In The Footsteps of Ansel Adams photo class 5 Reviews | Duration: 4 hours From USD 95/person

This small group walking tour and photo class will take you to the site of several of Ansel Adams' famous photographs of Yosemite Valley, guided and taught by a Staff Photographer from The Ansel Adams Gallery .

Ansel Adams immortalized Yosemite National Park through his classic black & white images. His work expanded the popularity of the young art form and captured a universal reverence for the Earth that helped motivate the American environmental movement. You will visit a number of locations from which Ansel composed some of his most famous images, and have the opportunity to see the same scene through your lens.

Getting around Wawona Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park

Taxi

Best transit method is Taxi. The distance is 47.01 Kilometre, costing around USD 95. The duration of the trip is 51 minutes.

Car

Suggested transit method is Car. The distance between the points being 47.01 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 51 minutes. The expense of the trip is USD 4.

Public Transport : Bus

The most preferred mode of transport is Bus from Big Trees Lodge. The transit will take around 62 minutes, covering a distance of 49.27 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 10.

Taxi

Take a Taxi. The total distance will be 11.28 Kilometre costing USD 26 and the duration of the trip will be 12 minutes.

Public Transport : Bus - Taxi

Choose Bus that takes you to Wawona Store, costing you roughly USD 1, taking around 2 minutes. From Wawona Store, take a Taxi to Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias and duration of trip is 15 minutes. Cost of this trip is USD 28. The total distance between the two points is 15.32 Kilometre.

Walk

By walking for 134 minutes for a distance of 11.17 Kilometre.

Taxi

Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 44.96 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 46 minutes. The expense of the trip is USD 95.

Car

The most preferred mode of transport is Car. The transit will take around 46 minutes, covering a distance of 44.96 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 3.

Public Transport : Bus

Take a Bus from Big Trees Lodge. The total distance will be 53.7 Kilometre costing USD 11 and the duration of the trip will be 72 minutes.

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  • The Visitor Center next to Big Trees Lodge: The sign stated that it opened at 8:30am, we arrived at approximately 9:00. There were 2 staff there when we walked in, a man and a woman, who were so busy chatting with each other that they couldn't be bothered with acknowledging either me or my husband. Every time I looked in their direction they didn't seem to notice at all and simply kept chatting. We were there approximately 25 minutes, and not once did either one of them acknowledge either one of us at all. Not a look, glance, grin or word. They chatted with each other nearly the whole time we were there, then when a few others walked in, did welcome them, though not what I would call warmly. When we approached the desk to purchase a few items, the woman came over to ring them up, yet still was not warm or pleasant at all. My husband and I are very welcoming and easy to approach with ready smiles, so I know it was not a reflection on us. I have a photo of the 2 rude staff but have not found a way to attach it. Both were older/middle aged, medium height, had fair skin, gray/graying hair and wore glasses. They were both simply rude and do not reflect well on your fine establishment. It is a shame because the Visitor Center itself is nicely done, with many terrific exhibits and artwork and a wealth of history. Unfortunately, the rude staff ruined the experience for me. Now, instead of enjoying the memories of our time there, the most memorable thing is the rudeness of the staff, leaving a sick feeling in my stomach.

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  • Historic building. Friendly staff. Not as busy as the VC in the main valley. Exhibits are a bit limited and focused on surroundings. But you get info and prep for hikes.

  • Fun place to stop and eat.

  • What I expect from a visitor center is that if I go to a new (or even old) place and I have questions about planning my trip or stay, I expect to get some answers from the visitor center. I would also expect them to have up to date maps and information on how to get around. But this visitor center albeit having decent number of employees, isn't really doing anything except distributing maps and shuttle schedules (not to mention even those schedules are out of date).

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  • Nice place.

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