NileGuide Expert Says:
A great education can be had between exhibits, the bookstore, the film and talking with rangers.
NileGuide Expert tip:
The Yosemite Valley relief map is a really useful tool for planning excursions.
The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center is the heart of Yosemite Village and is open daily, with hours varying with the season. The visitor center is immediately west of the main post office in the park at shuttle bus stops #6 and #9. You'll find information, maps, books, a series of great natural and cultural history exhibits, and helpful rangers to get you oriented to visiting the park. Every half hour the park's award-winning film is shown in the Theater out back. The Indian Museum and Indian Village are adjacent.