The Yosemite Valley is a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls. Within the 1,200 square miles of protected land, you can also explore deep valleys, grand meadows, giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and more. Don't miss out on Yosemite Village, where you can shop, eat at restaurants, rest at lodges, visit the Yosemite Museum, and look at the Ansel Adams Gallery featuring prints of the photographer’s renowned black-and-white landscapes of the area. You won't regret spending several days at Yosemite National Park. Bring your camera and make fond memories with friends and family at this picturesque park.