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Mono Lake Committee

Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Excellent staff and a fine selection of books and gifts

The Mono Lake Committee store is a great resource for anyone traveling in the area. Although it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
roadtrip_ken_2017
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Oakland, California
A lovely helpful girl.

Coming from the North east called in to find about access to Yosemites. We did, but also found out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margot P
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member non-profit citizens group, dedicated to protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem and educating the next generation. The Committee’s Information Center & Bookstore provides: books, maps, educational exhibits about Mono Lake, Mono Lake gear, gifts and cards by local artisans, educational toys, and information about lodging, dining, and local services. Additionally, the award-winning HD film “The Mono Lake Story” is featured in the store’s Theater & Gallery as well as rotating art exhibits. The staff is knowledgeable about Mono Lake and the surrounding area and is happy to provide information about great activities to enjoy during your visit to the Mono Basin. The storefront patio is a great place to hydrate, relax, meet friends, take in the scenery, or watch the incredible sunsets. During the summer, Committee staff and volunteers provide guided interpretive walks in the Mono Basin and canoe tours on Mono Lake. Open all year!Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
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Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mono Lake Committee store is a great resource for anyone traveling in the area. Although it lacks all the exhibits of the Mono Basic Scenic Area Visitor Center on the north side of Lee Vining, the Mono Lake Committee store has the advantage of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from the North east called in to find about access to Yosemites. We did, but also found out lots about Lee Vining and what the area offers! Lovely little place. Thanks

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This shop has amazing gifts and items representative of the Mono Lake area. And the staff members are incredibly knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The staff was very friendly and gave us a free map of local attractions. I've been to Lee Vining many times but they showed me several things to see that I had missed.

Thank Jarsteve
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great bookstore, with great, local, knowledgeable staff. Very friendly and inviting facility. Other local gift shop intems like soaps, skin care products, maps,and post cards are available. Highly recommend!!

Thank sdurgo
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We popped into the centre to ask for information regarding the chances of the mountain passes opening. Despite them being asked the same question multiple times the staff were friendly kind and patient. They kept us updated throughout the morning and recommended other options. They...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a one stop shop for unique gifts, guide books, maps, and personal attention for your specific interests and questions. The theater shows a facinating film about Mono Lake basin and the LA aquaduct.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Mono Lake is a massive saltwater lake in the middle of nowhere. The committee work hard to keep it as nature intended including the fauna and wildlife. For years the committee has been fighting with officials who want to use the water in the lake...More

Thank grubs
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Lee Vining and headed here to pick up tips for activities. We were recommended to do the Lake Mono canoe trip which we did and it was fabulous! We did the early time slot of 8am (arrive 45 mins before, 20 min drive...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was blown away at how dedicated these folks are to Mono Lake and the surrounding community. They also have a cool porch you can hang out on and charge your phone.

Thank chasmader
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