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Sightseeing in Yosemite

Sights and Adventures in Yosemite

There is an almost endless list of sightseeing adventures in Yosemite National Park. Free interpretive talks, slide presentations and films are offered at campgrounds and hotel amphitheaters, as well as fee-based old-fashioned campfire and astronomy programs. During the summer at the Pioneer Yosemite History Center in Wawona, interpreters in period costumes introduce you to some of the people and events that shaped Yosemite's history. Ranger-led walks, talks and hikes in various locations throughout the park are offered daily by the National Park Service and Yosemite Concession Services at no cost. Free photography walks are also available by the Ansel Adams Gallery staff. Demonstrators interpret some customs of Yosemite's native peoples in the Indian Village (summer only) and Indian Cultural Exhibit (year-round) at Yosemite Museum in the valley.

Informative guides interpret the wonders of Yosemite on the park's many sightseeing tours. Tours depart several times each day from Yosemite Lodge. Tickets may be purchased at the following tour/information desks: Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village (in the summer only), and the Ahwahnee and beside the Village Store (from the spring to the fall) in Yosemite Village.

Besides the tram and bus tours, sightseeing can be done on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. In summer, rent a raft and do your sightseeing from the vantage point of the Merced River.

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