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Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

White Mountain Ranger Station, Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Good movie

The free 25-minute HD movie has some excellent photography and explanation of the lake as a habitat... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Solana Beach, CA
Remarkable people and bookstore...we never pass it by.

In tiny Lee Vining at the base of the Tioga Pass is the Mono Lake Committee Information Center... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
Bruce M
Carlsbad, California
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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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White Mountain Ranger Station, Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The free 25-minute HD movie has some excellent photography and explanation of the lake as a habitat for select creatures. It's focus is how the lake was saved from ruin in the 1970's through grassroots efforts and bold legal action. If time is limited, you...More

Thank cwmacphail
Reviewed 11 May 2016

In tiny Lee Vining at the base of the Tioga Pass is the Mono Lake Committee Information Center. These are the people who fought the mighty Department of Water & Power and won, saving the lake from a slow death (and the hundreds of thousands...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The info center is right on the "main drag" through Lee Vining and is very clean, informative, and welcoming with not only info on Mono Lake, but books and resources about the region, as well as handmade jewelry, arts, and health & beauty products on...More

1  Thank c0kelly
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We always stop in the Mono Lake Committee to learn what is happening with the lake and to purchase local crafts (earrings, note cards) or books to read. This year we learned how gulls have changed their breeding areas in response to environmental factors. This...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 21 October 2015

While not as grand as the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center, the staff here is 100 times more friendly and eager to show the visitor ALL that the area has to offer. I was given maps, pamphlets and tips on the area in/around Lee...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 14 October 2015

No visit to Mono Lake is complete without a visit to the Comittee Information Center. They have many great souvenirs, and of course books (not only about Mono Lake but other attractions and topics too). Be sure to see the free (donations accepted) video in...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Located in the centre of town, they are very good in providing information about the area. Book store is very good with books on the area.

Thank guptaashok_0511
Reviewed 4 October 2015

A fabulous book store and I visit every time I am in Lee Vining. Staff are well-versed about the local area and friendly and helpful.

Thank bk0reg0n
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is a must stop in place. Lots of great books, resources and friendly staff! We went there twice and bought books on the area, including a guide to Yosemite that was wonderful!

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great interactive displays, educational films with a story line, amazing photos, helpful information personnel to assist us in planning the sites to visit.

Thank Joy O
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