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Pioneer Yosemite History Center

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Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-9531
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Fall 2017

The reminded me of the movie the Bridges of Madison County!! Small souvenir/general store. Picnic... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Brandon, Mississippi
via mobile
Nice stop for picnicing with small transportation museum

There are activities here, but we mostly use it as a picnic stop and sometimes browse the old... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Joe G
Long Beach, California
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Route 41, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The reminded me of the movie the Bridges of Madison County!! Small souvenir/general store. Picnic tables bathrooms and a history center. Looks like there maybe horse back riding in season. Great stop!!

Thank tloml2012
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There are activities here, but we mostly use it as a picnic stop and sometimes browse the old vehicles in a barn-like structure beside a river. There is a covered bridge and horse barn, and a general store.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is how it was early on, We especially enjoyed walking the covered bridge - quite a piece of work.

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I enjoyed another walk through the Pioneer History Center in August 2017. I have been visiting for many many years. As always, a favorite building is the small jail where prisoners waited until after breakfast to escape. I wish there were more volunteer staff available...More

Thank PacificNWFamily
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My husband and I took our five grandchildren to Yosemite for seven nights. They looked forward to visiting the Pioneer Center, which was lovely. When we arrived, we purchased tickets for the horse-drawn stage ride with sweet horses. When I purchased the tickets I requested...More

1  Thank DonnaandGene
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This facility was excellent giving interesting and interactive displays on how the valley came to be and the people who once lived there

Thank ncleeo3
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Once we were in Yosemite we wanted to visit the historical buildings which make up the Pioneer Centre. We also went for a horse drawn ride. We did not go swimming but the water was very inviting.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The old buildings are interesting, but it would be even more interesting if you could go inside. (You can look through the windows.) There were small plaques with some information, but there could be more.

Thank contradancer
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Sandwiched between the wawona stables and the Big trees lodge this slice of American history doesn't fail to disappoint. From one of the few covered bridges in the west coast area to great examples of Stagecoach's and many original buildings showing the development of the...More

Thank oddbod1808
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We passed through the historic area on our way to a hike so didn't stop while the buildings were open. However, on our return pass-through, we were still able to walk past the historic buildings. The signage was excellent so we were still able to...More

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marty J
18 February 2016|
Response from Sandi0615 | Reviewed this property |
I would check online as they likely change depending on the time of year and weather.