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“Interesting for the whole family”

Pioneer Yosemite History Center
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting for the whole family”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We just happened to stop by here on a return drive from Mariposa grove, and it was one of the highlights of the trip! It had something for everyone in the family, from old buildings and history, to horses, to live blacksmiths! It is a slef paced tour and you can spend as much, or little, time as you like. I had to bribe my 7 year old son to leave! To see how people lived during the initial years of Yosemite is at least worth a quick stop and highly recommended!!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Tim S
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Minden, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Yosemite trip”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Very nice history museum. Beautiful art displays. very easy to read descriptions. Volunteer staff was very helpful. Very clean facility.

Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
463 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
“Self Guided and Interesting”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We dropped in here on a Sunday mid-morning to check it out. Pretty much all self guided tour took us through a collection of stage coaches that are in remarkable condition. Following that, we walked though the covered bridge which was very impressive with the main beams being hand cut with axes a long many years ago, obvious from the tool marks and the intoxicating smell of the wood. Passing though the bridge, you come across numerous old buildings, again, hand cut and put together. Too bad they were all locked up except for the powder keg/jail/morgue... We enjoyed our tour, but were not overly impressed.

Visited May 2014
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Muenster Canada
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Interesting even in winter”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We had this place to ourselves on a Tuesday afternoon. You can buy a brochure for a donation of 50 cents or borrow and return it. It has much the same information as you will find on the signs in front of each building anyhow. It was disappointing but not surprising to find we couldn’t get into the buildings. They have windows you can peer thru. Looking at other tourist photos we can see that much more goes on in the summer months. A couple of the buildings are in their original location but others were brought in. We wondered how they could have brought a floorless stone building….
This "attraction" is FREE!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank grammasue14
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Stromness, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth stopping for!”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

A very interesting collection of old dwellings and farm equipment which you can wander around at your will. Gave a taste of what it must have been like in those early pioneering days. Great historic attraction well presented. The Wawona Hotel is nearby for food and there are picnic tables under the trees. Also ample parking. So pleased we decided to visit. Learnt a lot about early pioneering in Yosemite.

Visited September 2013
Thank Orkneycat
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