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

Hours of Operation: Open 9-4 during the summer

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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

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Overall Rating: 4.5

based on 53 reviews

It was at the top of the Cable Car run. It was not very large or impressive. I walked right through it.
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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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Takes 1 - 2 hours



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Take in the 360-degree views of the Sierra Nevada from a gondola as you climb to the top of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet (3,368 m). At the summit, you’ll explore the Eleven53 Interpretive Center with interactive displays on the area’s geologic, hydrologic and volcanic history.
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