This museum (often closed noon to 1pm) has Miwok and Paiute artifacts, including woven baskets, beaded buckskin dresses and dance capes...
Ansel Adams Gallery
Few know about it, but original Ansel Adams photographic prints are shown at Yosemite Valley's Ansel Adams Gallery. The curator-led...
Yosemite Valley Lodge Swimming Pool
The outdoor swimming pool at Yosemite Valley Lodge has dreamy views of Yosemite Falls. Pool admission includes towels and showers.
Behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, this theater screens two films: Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a celebration of...
Beside Degnan’s Deli, this café serves espresso drinks, smoothies and pastries, which you can guzzle down over a newspaper purchased at...
Yosemite Falls information
Yosemite's waterfalls are mesmerizing, especially when the spring runoff turns them into thunderous cataracts (most are reduced to a trickle by late summer). Yosemite Falls is considered the tallest waterfall in North America, dropping 740m (2425ft) in three tiers. A slick new trail leads to the bottom or, if you prefer solitude, you can also clamber up Yosemite Falls Trail, which puts you atop the falls after a grueling 5.5km (3.4mi).
No less impressive are nearby Bridalveil Fall and others scattered throughout the valley.