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“Mariposa is one of my Favorite Towns”

Mariposa County Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Mariposa
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Owner description: Mariposa Visitor Center is Run by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. We have The Official Yosemite Visitor Guide, Official Park Maps including Hiking Maps & Books as well as up to date information on Camping, Road Conditions, and Trail Closures. We are located at the corner of HWY 140 & 49 North only 45 Minutes from the Entrance of Yosemite National Park. Stop here first our staff will go over all of the information you need so that way you don't miss out on anything. This can also save you time since you don't have to go to the Yosemite Visitor center first and then try to find your way backwards to trailheads and viewpoints you may have already passed. We also have postcards & many fabulous books about yosemite and can help you with finding a place to stay or eat. We like to help optimize your experience. Come in and say Hello. We would love to meet you!
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stayed in Mariposa at Comfort Inn(was very nice hotel) before going to the Yosemite the next day. Went to visitor center. Got some helpful information. Staff there are helpful and knowledgeable. I know it might sound funny, but I just fell in love with this town. Nice visitor center,Nice Comfort Inn with a hot tub, small town pizza place with a salad bar, peace & quiet. Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't want to live there, but it was a really enjoyable stay while visiting Yosemite National Park.(there are no decent hotels in the park, and yurt is not my kind of thing).

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Yup, Mariposa County is known as the "mother of counties". It was one of the original 27 (now 58) County governments when California was established in 1850. It was large because, except for John C. Fremont's Las Mariposas land grant, this part of California was pretty much an un-explored "wilderness". Now, Mariposa is pretty much known as the "Home" of Yosemite National Park but it is also the capital of the "Southern Mother Lode" gold mining region with many of the old mining towns (Mariposa, Mt. Bullion, Bear Valley, Hornitos and Coulterville), still preserved. There is much to see and do in Mariposa County and the Mariposa County Visitor Center is the place to start. It is operated by our Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce and the staff are always helpful if you are looking for maps of local sites, good places to dine or a place to spend the night.

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We arrived in Mariposa for a two day stay, and only had plans for day two. We stopped at the visitor's centre to get advice as to what we could do for the rest of day one. The staff were very helpful, providing many options for us to consider. We ended up going for a hike at Hite Cove. We hiked for almost 3 hours, stopping many times to take some awesome photos, we did 9k, almost 5.5 miles, and enjoyed every step of the challenging terrain...

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Reviewed 25 December 2013

This little visitors center is well equipped and one can purchase gate entrance to Yosemite and avoid waiting in a car line if there is a ranger on duty.

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