The Mono Basin
National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center opened
in 1992, and provides an excellent introduction
to the Mono Basin.
The center has interactive displays that teach about many
aspects of the Mono Basin's geology,
ecology, and human history. The award-winning
film Of Ice and Fire: A Portrait of the Mono
Basin gives a splendid 20-minute
introduction to Mono Lake and is shown regularly.
Two galleries are showcased, including the At
Mono Lake photo exhibit and a changing
art exhibit. Rangers are present all day to
answer your questions, and there is also a
bookstore with a great selection of books about
the natural and cultural history of the region. This visitor
center is located at the north end of Lee Vining. Call the visitor
center for more information at (760) 647-3044.