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Artists Palette

11 mi south of Furnace Creek off Badwater Road, Death Valley National Park, CA
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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The tour could be a little long, but if you are lucky and Jim is doing the tour - you will have a blast He is a teacher in real life and volunteers one day a week The grounds are lovely inviting fro a picknic in much cooler temperatures

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Elgin Illinois
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172 reviews 172 reviews
100 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The artist palette is an overlook along the artist drive. A 8 mile one way one lane gravel road. Along the road about half way into the drive there is a sign to pullout on the right. Here there is limited parking and a pit toilet. This is the best vantige point to see the formation and fanciful colors. there... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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209 reviews 209 reviews
71 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Perfectly named place...as the colors truly do look like they are on a palette. Time to think of which mineral is creating that color?

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santa barbara
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There's a one way road that starts before you get to Badwater Basin, best to hit on the way back to the 190 from the basin. It takes about 25 minutes with a couple little stop along the way you can hike out at. Worth a drive through if in the area.

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Minden, NV
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The colors change everytime you go. Sunset seems to be the best. The green hues are just stunning. A must see

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Stevensville
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Took the drive at sunset. Colors were awesome. Took some of the short trail to see more of the interior. Road was fine.

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Los Angeles
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180 reviews 180 reviews
140 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not much to see here, just the cliff face/mountain side that is an assortment of color (hence the name) Minerals in the rocks are responsible for the pretty view.

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Wonderful to see so many colors in the middle of barren landscape. We just drove around it slowly and could not get out due to time constraints. If you have the time, you must get out and the nice pictures and enjoy the warm weather. If you are not getting out of the car, then do drive slowly because for... More

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Leicester, MA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This very colorful outlook was once a source of many minerals for making artists' paint. Do try making your way down into the tight canyons for a short walk. Up close the minerals seem to change color. Not up for a walk, then bring your lunch and just sit and enjoy the incredible kaleidoscope of colors on the rock walls.

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HYATTSVILLE
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46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Time your visit here for late afternoon so that you see the effects of the setting sun on the colored minerals in the rocks in this area. We even saw a photographer set up to catch variation in the colors over time as the sun traveled lower in the sky.

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