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Address: Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: 760-786-2345
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Description: This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the...
This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the history of Death Valley.
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Interesting trip into the past.

A trip into the past. Very interesting. I remember using Borax to wash clothes. So I now know where it may have been mined. What a hard job that must have been. Like everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A trip into the past. Very interesting. I remember using Borax to wash clothes. So I now know where it may have been mined. What a hard job that must have been. Like everything else attempted in Death Valley the hardships envolved defeats even the strongest.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I enjoyed the museum. Good thing to do in the summer post siesta at the ranch. Lots of info and artefacts. Ranger was chatty and helped with questions. Loved the old stagecoaches and 20 mule team fear outside.

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Covina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You don't need to go out of your way to see it, but this small museum has some very nice geological artifacts and other items of interest.

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San Diego CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This little museum is right on the grounds of the Furnace Creek Ranch, in an old restored bunkhouse. It's worth your time to check it out. It might not have the most dynamic museum displays you've ever seen, but it is so evocative of the Death Valley past, which is really not so long ago, but so very different from... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Since we were staying at The Furnace Creek Ranch, and this museum was right on the property; I visited it for a few minutes. It does have some nice mineral displays and information about the mining operation. The equipment located out back was very interesting. And, the whole thing was free. There is a $2.50 fee for a pamphlet describing... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Interesting, but not a must. There is a lot of mining equipment in the back used by the miners of borax.

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nothing much to see, definitely skip it if you are on a time crunch. The interpretive trail doesnt really say much. How much can they tell you when mining happened for a total of only 5 years. The zabriskie point on the other hand is a total must stop.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Although not a waste of time, there really is not much on display here. It tells a story of harsh times digging for borax in extreme conditions. ...but you can equally well skip the story and just go exploring Death Valley. There is SO MUCH to see there :-)

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After being in the park for some time, it's worth a stop at this location where you can get food and water, as well as use bathrooms. The museum itself is very small, but arranged neatly, has just enough information to not be over bearing, contains some great examples of geological finds in the area, and is free (aside from... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is just a shack full of items and film. The back is full of old equipment used by the miners of Borax. Interesting point to see.

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Address: Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: 760-786-2345
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Death Valley National Park

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