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Death Valley National Park

Route 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
(760) 786-3200
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Port Orange, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We drove through and stopped several times in Death Valley. The landscape changes with every corner you turn. It was warm (124) but bearable in the AC. We stopped at Furnace Creek and stocked up on water and a light snack. The people at the store were friendly and offered suggestions on sights to see. Furnace creek also has a... More

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Madison, al
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We drove thru inJuly (110degrees), so no hiking. But the drive was beautiful in an "otherworldly" way. Several scenic stops along the way that are worth getting out of the a/c car. Have full take of gas going in. There are several rest areas along the way. Great little restaurant at Panamint Springs Resort.

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Mesa, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Visitor Center is absolutely worth seeing. They have nice displays and the rangers at the desk are extremely friendly and helpful. Even though we went in the dead of summer, I do not recommend it. The sites are likely more enjoyable if you aren't frying, but I had fun challenging myself in the brutal heat. TiP: the last gas station... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We drove in "the back way" from Bakersfield, CA. You don't pass much traffic, & we were glad to have a full tank of gas. Temp was 106 with 5% humidity, & the climb over the mountains in and out of the valley bumped our engine temp a bit so we were careful to obey the "turn off your AC"... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park in its own unique way. Drive through or hike, but be prepared for the heat. Have plenty of water available, and hydrate properly. Even if it's not 100+ degrees it's very dry and you will dehydrate quickly. We cut a tire during our drive through, so it proved quite eventful, but we prepared well before entering the park,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

It's like being on another planet. Everything I'd read and pictures I'd seen could not prepare me for the views and heat. It is a lonely drive into the park, so be sure to take plenty of water and snacks just in case something happens to your car. We dressed in loose fitting long sleeves and light long pants. Its... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Death Valley National Park really is a "must see" for anyone who has an opportunity to visit. The scenery genuinely is otherworldly, and no superlatives can adequately describe this grand collection of nature at its best. Ubehebe Crater, Badwater Basin, Artist's Drive - all amazing and truly worth the trip. We visited in November and the weather was perfectly pleasant;... More

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Warwickshire
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quite breathtaking views as you drive through the valley. Hoe could anything live there? Highly recommended

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Dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The colours, the road trip from Vegas, The Planes and hills, and the heat! if you are going to drive out of town for the day this is a great alternative to the GC.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I can see why early settlers who had to cross the valley with oxen-drawn wagons would call the place thus, but basically it is one of the most amazing and enchanting places. There is life for sure. There are lizards galore and once when we were driving in, there was a fox at the side of the road who came... More

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