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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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Foothill Ranch, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
52 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What little rain there is runs off the mountains and, if it doesn't evaporate on the way, ends up here. It was too hot to hang around (July) but you can go down to the water if you're game (... or fire retardant)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I stay here for 4 Times . Near it ad Zabriskie Point another incredible place around have fantastic colors. In july temperature very high 50 deegree

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Torrance, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must-see feature of the park. It is easy to get to, easy to visit, and interesting. Loads of tour buses make this a destination stop, but given the size of this feature, crowds do not actually detract from this area, so jump in and make it one of your stops in the park. You will be rewarded... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited Badwater during our California car trip. Driving through Death Valey was just amazing! I love this place! One night was too hot to sleep and so around dusk we got up, jumped on the car and drove from our hotel to Badwater to see the sunrise. Spectacular! We could see only 2 other people visiting at the same... More

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Tacoma, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So, why else do you go to Death Valley? Certainly not for the incredible parties. You go to Vegas to party and you go to Death Valley to go to the lowest spot in North America - Badwater Basin (282 feet below sea level). Badwater is fairly easy to get to as it's only 17 miles away from Death Valley... More

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Palm Desert, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A vast dry salt sea. I could just picture the wagon train pioneers coming upon this! What a trial that must have been. You do not realize how far below sea level you are until you look on the cliff behind you and see the sign, over 200 feet up the side of the cliff, which says "SEA LEVEL". Just... More

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Warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Walking on the lowest place in the Americas was awesome. Quite a sight and one has to see it. Highly recommend

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