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Badwater

Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Of course if you are in Death Valley, why wouldn't you visit this? It is very hot...quick walk and pics to say you were there! Why not see the lowest point in the U.S....just to say you were there.

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Beacon, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Interesting place, lot's of salt, we were there in August, so not much water, but the valley stretches out forever, and hey, you are in the lowest point of the country.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's definitely an experience standing 282ft below sea level in 50 degree heat! You can walk out onto the salt flats here and I had great fun with my brother seeing who could walk out the furthest; there are a fair amount of people and there was someone there as a safety precaution so even though it was after 10am... More

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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are here in summer, get out of bed early to enjoy this place. After 10am there are dire warnings about leaving the car part and actually walking onto the salt flat. The salt reflects back the heat and makes a very hot place just downright dangerous. As the lowest point in the USA it has to be place... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a definite must see on Death Valley. To stand where there used to be water with miles of salt crystals left behind is amazing. It is incredibly hot and we didn't stay too long! You have to pay a visit even if it's a short one.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You have to visit the lowest place in the US. ....but out is so hot.....at 1pm......quick picture and back into the air conditioned car

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This area is the highlight of Death Valley. It is so fascinating and a must see. Plenty of parking and a neat little walk on the salt flats

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Foothill Ranch, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I loved this attraction. 282 feet below sea level was accentuated when while you're looking back to the parked cars, you look up on the mountain and see the "Sea Level" sign half way up the mountain. This puts how low you really are into perspective. The salt flat was pretty and I was surprised to see a natural spring... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lowest point on earth. I thought I'd been there a few times, but now it's official. Called Badwater because even the mules wouldn't drink the salty water there. It's worth a look just to say you've been there and to get a photo. Bring sunglasses or your pupils will be fried, everything is white.

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Pasadena, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great race and great endeavor for anyone who will accelpt a great challenge. If you can enjoy the heat, long distances and the elevations the race will reward you with some pretty nice scenery even at 2 am at night while you are completing the course.

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