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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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New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ok that was may first thought. Really an amazing stop. Try to get there in off peak visiting times to really enjoy the peace and beauty of the salt formations.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It's an amazing experience to be there in August. Not so many people on the place very interesting place to visit. There's a salt water.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was rather fun to stand at the lowest point in the Western hemisphere at Badwater. It is an easy walk out onto the flat but glad we did it in Winter as I can't imagine what it would be like in the heat of Summer! Don't miss it.

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Worcester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Oh my it was hot but an amazing experience temp hit 137 when we got there so we didn't wonder around too much but extraordinary place to be able to say you have been.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

When you look over the very flat plain with streaks of salt, when you see this salty water, and when you feel the heat of perhaps 48 degrees Celsius, then you know that you are in a strange place.

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Ferndale, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Pretty barren, salty wasteland, but uniquely beautiful at the same time. You have to go, because it's the lowest place in the US!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is quintessential Death Valley. It's well worth taking the drive to see and walk out on the salt flats. The explanatory signs are helpful.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fascinating to be in lowest spot in US & look up at snow-colored peaks. Way up on nearest rocky wall was a sign that read "sea level."

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Badwater is the lowest point in the USA, but surprisingly, there's a little water in the creek there. Mostly, a large salt pan has been trod by the feet of thousands of visitors and, from parking area, people walking a mile or more out on it look like skaters on a frozen lake. A sign marking SEA LEVEL is on... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Definitely worth visiting. Visit at sunset. If you time it correctly moon cycle and sun cycle you can see the sun set over one range while the moonrise over the range behind you.

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