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Badwater

Address: Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below sea level, making it the...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America.
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Nicolet, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is pretty close to Furnace Creek village so it is an easy ride to get there. You will have the opportunity to get out of the car and take a walk on a white salted path located in the middle of nowhere! Amazing!

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Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

that you did not have to travel through this area going to California back in the 19th century. its hot, its barren, its desolate, it smells bad. but very cool to look at in the luxury of the 21st century

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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

That's right, you can reach depths that only technical divers can reach on the ocean. It's far below sea level. Be sure to look back at the hill behind it for the sea level sigh. It's waaaay up there. A must see.

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Avon, Ohio
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471 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Arriving at Badwater, located along Badwater Road 18 miles (29k) south of its intersection with CA 190 near Furnace Creek and 282 feet (86m) below sea level, the lowest point in North America, get out and head to the boardwalk at the edge of the salt pan and, to the right, one will see a small pool of water forced... More 

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Torrance, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It is just a wide and big flat which marked as the lowest point. A great place to take photo in the early morning!

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nature does amazing things. This is a Must see spot in Death Valley ! Walk on the lake, taste the salt !

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Allen, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a good trip and the place exceeded our expectations. The drive to there and other areas there were awesome. 3 hours drive from Las Vegas was worth it!

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FH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Death Valley National Park during our stay in Las Vegas. It is really impressive to drive through the park with all the colors and mountains. Badwater Basin was very hot, we were there in August, but it was worth seeing. There is a sign in the mountains across the street, showing where the sea level is at and... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While visiting Death Valley NP you must visit Badwater Basin. At -287ft below sea level, this is the lowest point in North America. The basin is a giant salt bed, you can actually taste the salt its the same as table salt. In Sept. my wife and I visited the lowest point on the planet. The Dead Sea in Israel.... More 

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Riverside, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are a passionate photographer this is your place. Of course there are many tourists, but the place is big enough to do a photoshooting without seeing anyone in the picture. But you must walk all the way to the end onto the salt flats. Also, come in October/November. if you come in summer it's going to be hot!!!... More 

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