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Artist's Drive

Death Valley National Park, CA
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Brilliant colours and easy drive. Enjoy as part of a day or two exploring Death Valley. One of the must do places to visit.

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Thoiry, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a drive to be taken in the late afternoon/evening on a sunny day. We had high clouds which really reduced the color in the rock formations. Still it is a beautiful drive with the side road to Artists Palette as the highlight.

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Tacoma, WA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were going to do some hiking in Death Valley but with the temperature at 111 degrees, we decided to do something that we could enjoy from the air conditioned comfort of our SUV. Artist's Drive fit the bill perfectly. I wasn't expecting much after just having driven down from Dante's View. Nothing could top that I thought, but this... More

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Boston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Breathtaking colors...we did this a couple of times during our stay and it was just as beautiful the second time around. It's a don't miss!

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Makawao, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Artists' Drive was one of our favorite attractions at Death Valley. We went there three separate times. Basically, you will see several colors of mineral deposits on a very large scale. You can actually hike into the colors if you are fit. Otherwise, you can sit on a bench, and watch the sun set if you like. The drive in... More

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Amsterdam
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After Bad water we drove into a small road and... voila..... the most colourfull road I've ever seen. With the deep dark road you can see clearly the colourfull rocks around you.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I enjoyed this as I had my Dodge Challenger and had the A/C on full tilt...As fuel is really cheap in the US and the car was a rental...why not I say..don't get too excited about it...unless your a German...

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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are travelling to/from Furnace Creek you must make the detour to drive this. The Geology is stunning, as are the views and although I did'nt see "Obi Wan" the 30 minute drive is something not to be missed

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nothing really special about this place. I was there in May, it was really hot. Regarding the views, nothing really extraordinary, this place is no different from other locations in this area (Zabriskie Point is more interesting). Anyway, if you're there, you have to see it, it's easy accessible.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful variety of rock formations. Worth a drive on the paved road after stopping at Artist's Pallete, especially when the starts to set.

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