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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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Amsterdam
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Foothill Ranch, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is only accessible from the Artist's Drive, it's about 200 feet down an optional road. TAKE THE ROAD.... DON'T MISS THIS. I would expect the colors in the rocks would pop at sunset and I wish I was there for that moment. The colors within this small area are remarkable.

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N Yorkshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The name seemed to suggest rather more colour in the rocks than we actually spotted, great an interesting drive never the less.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited the Artists Palette between 4 and 6 p.m. and the colours were fantastic in the early evening light (as recommended in the Visitors Centre). Some fascinating rock formations and brilliant photo opportunities.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very hard to describe the different rock colors in one area. No problem getting to area. No hiking needed.

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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This area is inside Artist Drive. It is impressing to see the different colors naturally formed in this mountain. You can see it from the car when you are driving in the area.

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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