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Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Very helpful for local attractions

The staff was very friendly and gave us a free map of local attractions. I've been to Lee Vining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
You must stop in when visiting the Mono Lake Basin°

Great bookstore, with great, local, knowledgeable staff. Very friendly and inviting facility... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Springwater, New York
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The Mono Lake Committee is a 16,000 member non-profit citizens group, dedicated to protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem and educating the next generation. The Committee’s Information Center & Bookstore provides: books, maps, educational exhibits about Mono Lake, Mono Lake gear, gifts and cards by local artisans, educational toys, and information about lodging, dining, and local services. Additionally, the award-winning HD film “The Mono Lake Story” is featured in the store’s Theater & Gallery as well as rotating art exhibits. The staff is knowledgeable about Mono Lake and the surrounding area and is happy to provide information about great activities to enjoy during your visit to the Mono Basin. The storefront patio is a great place to hydrate, relax, meet friends, take in the scenery, or watch the incredible sunsets. During the summer, Committee staff and volunteers provide guided interpretive walks in the Mono Basin and canoe tours on Mono Lake. Open all year!Fall/Winter/Spring Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
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Corner of Highway 395 & Third Street, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6595
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and gave us a free map of local attractions. I've been to Lee Vining many times but they showed me several things to see that I had missed.

Thank Jarsteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bookstore, with great, local, knowledgeable staff. Very friendly and inviting facility. Other local gift shop intems like soaps, skin care products, maps,and post cards are available. Highly recommend!!

Thank sdurgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the centre to ask for information regarding the chances of the mountain passes opening. Despite them being asked the same question multiple times the staff were friendly kind and patient. They kept us updated throughout the morning and recommended other options. They...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a one stop shop for unique gifts, guide books, maps, and personal attention for your specific interests and questions. The theater shows a facinating film about Mono Lake basin and the LA aquaduct.

Thank campbelldnd2016
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Mono Lake is a massive saltwater lake in the middle of nowhere. The committee work hard to keep it as nature intended including the fauna and wildlife. For years the committee has been fighting with officials who want to use the water in the lake...More

Thank grubs
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Lee Vining and headed here to pick up tips for activities. We were recommended to do the Lake Mono canoe trip which we did and it was fabulous! We did the early time slot of 8am (arrive 45 mins before, 20 min drive...More

Thank SamandSuze
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was blown away at how dedicated these folks are to Mono Lake and the surrounding community. They also have a cool porch you can hang out on and charge your phone.

Thank chasmader
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped at the Mono Lake Committee and Visitor Center The center is a good source of information for Mono Lake and the surrounding area. There were several others visiting the center while we were there.

Thank mini
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The staff is very helpful with knowledge of Mono Lake, Yosemite and other surrounding attractions. The bookstore has maps of the local areas and trails, books about the history of the area, Geology, and flora and fauna. The also carry non-fiction books (a very limited...More

Thank Ronn B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

In the past month, I have taken part in 4 different "walks and talks" with Mono Lake Committee, all from their FREE just drop in list of things to do while in the area. Two bird walks, one Tufa walk and one Volcano/Crater walk. They...More

Thank CTBCalifornia
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