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Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Nice Area, Great Center

We stopped in to see the exhibits and learned a few new things. Really nice feature to grab some... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
mrem
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San Diego, CA
Nice informative displays

Although small the Nature Center is packed with information on the Park and its inhabitants. Lots... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Spuddler
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Charlottetown, Canada
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Center of Curry Village Loop, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The so-called nature centre consisted of a shuttle bus stop and a volunteer naturalist seated at a table under an umbrella stand. She had maps and a couple brochures to hand out and dispensed info on the attractions and trails in the area.

1  Thank Garth M
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We stopped in to see the exhibits and learned a few new things. Really nice feature to grab some art supplies and head out. The surrounding area is a great place to kick back and watch the river run. Wear mosquito spray!!

Thank mrem
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Although small the Nature Center is packed with information on the Park and its inhabitants. Lots of short walking trails along the water too.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Nature Center was closed when we were there in December but we really enjoyed walking the nearby short trail across the bridge. That morning the weather was perfect, sun started to shine glimmering the river which in some parts were frozen. It was so...More

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We took the shuttle out to Happy Isles on the advice of a Park Ranger we chatted to and it was well worth it. The nature centre is small but interesting and engaging for kids-my boys (8&6) enjoyed the displays especially the film showing what...More

3  Thank HelenH1000
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Enjoyed learning new things in this nature center with some interactive displays. Is just a short walk from the shuttle bus.

Thank Molly55
Reviewed 19 June 2016

we hiked around happy isles trails looking for the American dipper but we didn't see one till we walked further along the merced river. At that point we got great looks at the bird diving into the rapids feeding underwater. real cool. the trail up...More

2  Thank bruce g
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Very small museum but has great selection of books, postcards, etc. Walking around Happy Isles is very peaceful. Doesn't take too long.

Thank CTW974
Reviewed 15 September 2015

If you have already done everything in Yosemite, then you should go here. It's cute for young children and accessible for the infirm. You can see stuffed varieties of the living things you saw walking to the nature center. Have a blast ;).

Thank AshleyLBC
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

The visit to the nature centre at the happy isles was helpful to understand the facts about Yosemite National Park. It is a must-do for overnight stayers.

Thank Aaqarsh
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