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Address: Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below...
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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Perfect ending for our day trip

This was our last stop before heading back to Vegas. Wow what a great ending! It was a warm 98 degrees even though Vegas was only 73. It gave us a small glimpse of what the summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Friendswood, Texas
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Friendswood, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was our last stop before heading back to Vegas. Wow what a great ending! It was a warm 98 degrees even though Vegas was only 73. It gave us a small glimpse of what the summer would be like if this was only March. Would not want to experience the summer but makes us really appreciate those that run... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time in Death Valley and considered skipping this trip to the lowest point in the country. We're glad we went, though, to see the amazing landscape and, of course, snap a few photos.

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Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Before exploring Badwater, put on dark glasses, get a bottle of water, apply lip balm, and you may want to remove contact lenses. This is a very salty place and the glare coming off the white salt is very intense from the sun. Eerie and fascinating.

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Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Badwater as one of the listed spots in our tour through death valley. As the lowest spot in the US and also being in the middle of quite a hot place (Even in early March we easily hit 31 degrees celcius / 87F). Badwater is basically a big salt flat where you can walk over to see... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It's the lowest point in North America so you kind of have to stop here, right? The salt flats are unique, even though they are heavily trampled by visitors. Make sure to look up on the valley wall behind the parking area for the sign that labels where sea level is. It makes the experience that much more impressive. Make... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

17 mile drive from Furnace Creek, it's totally flat with a fun sign to remind you how far below sea level you are. Parking fills up as the day goes along and it is coolest in the morning. You don't have to allocate to much time here as once you walk about a bit, you're done. Now, the more adventurous... More 

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Marblehead, MA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

282 feet below sea level, this valley has only a small vestige of an Ice Age lake. It was named "bad water" because the water was too salty to drink.

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Villach, Austria
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It is on the road, many other attractions around, so you can combine your trip to this spot with others. Just stop and see if you like it or not! We did!

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las vegas, nv
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you're already in Death Valley, I think this is a must see place, if only because it's the lowest point in North America. We recently visited Death Valley during a day trip with Scotty's Castle being our main focus. We decided at the last minute that since we were in the park, and we wanted to drive through the... More 

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Stresa, Italy
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You'll get excellent pictures here at the sunrise. It is amazing to see the petrified waves of the old lake. Just amazing.

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