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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, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Parry Sound, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The lowest place in North America. The basin is composed of table salt. You can walk on the salt flats. Its best to see this in the cool of the day as the flats are very hot.

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Tempe, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight (well maybe "LOW-light" since it is below sea level) of our drive throughout Death Valley. It's as though you're on the moon in some respects. Do be sure to get all the salt off your shoes before getting back into your car!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very worth seeing, interesting to venture off the beaten path and look at the salt flats. I visited in February, and it was very busy, so didn't end up staying too long. VERY hot, wear sunscreen!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
66 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You are at the lowest point on earth! You can walk on the Badwater Salt beds. Across from the parking lot, half way up the side of the mountain is a small sign that reads - Sea Level.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of those places you can say "been there done that" then you can say yep stood at 282 feet below sea level

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Richland, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lots of paved parking to walk out onto the lowest point in the US. It's a giant salt flat. Good signage to explain the area.

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Danbury, Wisconsin
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

long drive from las vegas. lots of desert. it's amazing to see all that salt. ample parking and toilets available.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been here a few times and Badwater is still a favorite. The Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America, 282 feet below sea level. That alone makes it worth a visit. There is a sign indicating where sea level is, look up at the mountain wall behind the parking lot. You can walk out on the... More 

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Waddell, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

There really is not a lot to see here, but who cares? You are at the lowest spot in North America. 282 feet below sea level. Look up at the mountain wall near Badwater. There is a sign indicating where sea level is at. It will blow your mind. Everyone that visits Death Valley must go to Badwater. Oh, and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Spectacular and the salt formations in the land below sea level is something unusual. death valley is a nice place place to go in winter

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