Eleven53 Interpretive Center

10001 Minaret Road, Via Mammoth Mountain Scenic Gondola
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Toll free phone: 800-626-6684


Sunday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Monday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Tuesday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Wednesday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Thursday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Friday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Saturday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Dates Closed: Closed until further notice

Hours of Operation: Open 9-4 during the summer

Take in the view from the Scenic Gondola as you climb to the top of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet (3,368 m). At the summit, explore the Eleven53 Interpretive Center, with interactive displays of the area’s geologic, hydrologic and volcanic history.

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 52 reviews

Packed with Info!
This is a GREAT place where to learn about the mountain ranges of Mammoth, it's geological history, and the wildlife that is indigenous to the area. It is small, but packed with info--if you have...
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What a great reason to go to the Top!
Even if you don't ski from the top, make the trip to Eleven53 - the views and the narratives of the geology (etc) of the area are definitely worth it. Great for kids, too!
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Small but full of info
Friendly, helpful staff, lots of interesting info and great for kids as very hands on -eg pelts and skulls of various local wildlife, interactive computer screens. After your visit have a decent...
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