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El Capitan, left, Half Dome, center, and Bridalveil Falls are seen in this view from near the tunnel on WInona Highway in one of the most famous views of Yosemite Valley in California on November 24, 2008. Yosemite's Tunnel View Overlook, located next to Wawona Road at the east portal of the Wawona Tunnel, was constructed during an era that heralded a boom in design and development throughout the National Park Service, and helped initiate the service's "rustic" design style. Because of their exemplary park service rustic design, Wawona Tunnel and Tunnel View are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site remains one of the most popular scenic overlooks in Yosemite National Park. Tour buses, tram tours, and single-family vehicles bring as many as 7,000 people to the site each day during the height of the visitor season. (Photo copyright Alan Greth)