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Mono Lake

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Address: US 395, CA 93541
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Amazing Place

When planning our trip to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe this looked like an interesting place to visit. Follow signs for South Tufta and you will be amazed at the sights. Other worldly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Ocean, New Jersey
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Ocean, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

When planning our trip to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe this looked like an interesting place to visit. Follow signs for South Tufta and you will be amazed at the sights. Other worldly landscapes are amazing. Unfortunately the sun was not shining when we were there but it was definitely awe inspiring. Make the detour to see this, you won't be... More 

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Junction City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

For any nature lover, Mono Lake is truly magical. It is a must see if you're in the area. Not a huge tourist attraction which keeps it peaceful. Really easy walk for anyone.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

my partner and I visited while on a road trip around California. its one of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere. mono lake is hauntingly beautiful, its eeirie tufa towers- mineral structures created by fresh water bubbling up through the lakes alkaline waters. migrating birds can be seen there, peaceful. stunning.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Mono Lake is a magical and mystical place that should not be missed by visitors to home state of California. My wife and I visit just about every dang year. It is a prehistoric lake that is a primary stopover for migratory birds so the bird watching is almost always specTACular. You can camp for free on any of the... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I passed the lake heading to Yosemite and made sure I stopped on the way back to Reno. We got there just before sunset and the views of the lake were amazing. The crusty look of the shore line was interesting. There were wading birds feeding in the water. We didn't get much time at the lake but enjoyed seeing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery.. the water is very thick and salty.. the salt rocks give it an exceptional view..

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Mono Lake is 6,383 feet above sea level and it has a high salt content and minerals. Tufa rock formations all around and inside of the lake are great. This is a must see stop . They offer a museum of facts and relic's that are worth going in to see . Great bathroom stop.

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Union, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped here to view the monoliths in the lake. This is a salt lake and makes the most interesting formations. We drove around to the South side of lake and the viewing was better there. Worth a stop.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped in Lee Vining after hiking in Yosemite. I think everything pales in comparison to Yosemite. However this was a very interesting stop. The Visitor Center offer lots of history and information and from there we hiked down to one of the shorelines of Mono Lake. Nice hike and it was fun to see the monoliths up close.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Mono Lake is one of California’s most photographed and iconic photo destinations. Here are a few simple tips to get awesome photos: 1. Dawn patrol baby! Getting to Mono’s South Tufa area no later than 30 minutes before sunrise is critical. That will allow you to take advantage of the blue hour and great light values before the sun is... More 

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