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Artists Palette

11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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196 reviews 196 reviews
83 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

To get to Artists Palette, you have to also take the Artists Drive, but this is just as worthwhile. You enter this one-way loop road from Badwater Rd, also CA route 178. I recommend that if you've driven south to see Badwater Basin, you plan to see this on your way back to Furnace Creek area, as you won't have... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

take 5 minutes out of the car to walk around and see the full colours of the rocks. Don't wander too far though.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful places ever. Not difficult to get to but make sure you take plenty of water as you drive through the desert. The drive to this location is one way. Very windy road. Drive carefully.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You travel around a one way loop road with opportunities to stop read the information signs and see the rock formations. If you have an interest in geology this is a must. Otherwise relax and enjoy the variety of colours in the various rock strata.

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Torrance, California
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Another must-see feature of the park and easy to reach from the Furnace Creek area. Beautiful drive and plenty of opportunity to see stunning scenery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The heat, the wind, the colours, the (relative) serenity ... it's amazing to see how much variety there is in a condensed footprint of old seabed / sediment. If you have polarised sunglass lenses, take them off and turn them around as you look at the colours to see even more variance. It's an easy sealed road (in a one... More

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Amsterdam
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110 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The name obviously speaks for itself. it's a huge palette with all different colours on it. You see the colour of Van Gogh all around. Don't miss this place.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are in the area this is a short drive not to be missed. Photos do not do is justice and the rock colouration is beautiful

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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are in Death Valley you have to visit this. The diffent colours and geology are second to none and the drive is awesome.

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halesowen
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a one way drive off the main road but is tarmacced and very pretty. Our photos do not do it justice. Parts of the road look like a moonscape

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