Bishop Chamber unveils new history tours

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau issued the following press release:

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a new program designed to give Owens Valley visitors and locals a broader and deeper understanding of our unique and intriguing history.

Beginning on September 24th, the Chamber will offer a series of fun and educational Owens Valley tours. Participants will experience spectacular scenery, visit historic sites, and area museums. Each tour will be led by a local certified tour guide that will share information about Owens Valley history including pioneers, mining, geology, flora, fauna and more.

Some of the tour highlights will include:

• Laws Railroad Museum & Historic Site

• Round Valley with spectacular views of Mt. Tom & the Volcanic Tableland

• Owens Valley Radio Observatory

• Manzanar National Historic Site

• Eastern California Museum

• Historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery

• Lone Pine Film Museum

• Convict Lake Resort

• Hot Creek Fish Hatchery

• Long Valley Caldera

Each excursion will be 4 to 6 hours in length and participants will ride in luxury on a 45 passenger motor coach. The chamber is planning to offer the tours on weekends through mid-October and prices will range from $45 to $65 per passenger.

For more information or to make reservations, call (760)873-8405.


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9 years ago

It’s wonderful how creative Bishop is at providing this unique service to locals AND visitors! Great idea! Way to go!

9 years ago
Reply to  k

I also believe this may go along way toward making Bishop a destination place rather than a pass through. Good work Tawni