If you want to learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the Yosemite Valley, this is the place to visit. Created with both ... More
Nature Center at Happy Isles
If you want to learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the Yosemite Valley, this is the place to visit. Created with both children and adults in mind, the center has both static and interactive displays on the area's natural history. Nearby you can explore four short trails, each one devoted to a different ecological niche: forest, river, talus and fen. The center also has a good bookstore, geared toward exploring the nature of the valley. Admission to the center is free.
Make this your first stop to discover all the park has to offer. In addition to information about Ranger Programs,
bear conditions, location of attractions and other visitor information, the center acts as a sort of gallery, with displays ...
Open year round (weather permitting), this center is the place to start when you enter Yosemite from the east via
Highway 120. Located about a mile inside the east entrance, the center offers maps, books, park orientation materials and ...
About half a mile round trip, this trail can get crowded in summer, but it affords breathtaking views of the
falls, with water spilling over 600 feet to the valley floor and looking just like a bridal veil. Beware, ...