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Top things to do in Death Valley National Park

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Ranked #1 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
A dramatic look-out point in Death Valley.
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Titus Canyon (Death Valley Junction)
Ranked #3 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Canyons; Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
Perhaps the most memorable thing about this Death Valley canyon is the trip you'll take to it.
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Ranked #4 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #5 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North... more » Owner description: Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America. « less
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The Racetrack (Death Valley Junction)
Ranked #6 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Deserts; Geologic Formations; National Parks; Nature and Parks
Unusual desert area where rocks move from place to place, but the actual movements have never been observed by humans.
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Golden Canyon (Death Valley Junction)
Ranked #7 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
These fan-shaped mountains created by the deposits of millions of years of flash floods are a good place for day hikes.
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Ranked #8 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ubehebe Crater (Death Valley Junction)
Ranked #9 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Ubehebe and its little brother (a smaller crater) winningly tempt hikers down their steep and colorful slopes.
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Ranked #10 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This castle in the desert was built by infamous Wild West huckster Walter Scott and financed by insurance magnate Albert... more » Owner description: This castle in the desert was built by infamous Wild West huckster Walter Scott and financed by insurance magnate Albert Johnson. « less
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon (Death Valley Junction)
Ranked #12 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
A tortuous 2.8 mile road riddled with tunnels - a legacy from years of Borax prospecting.
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Ranked #13 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
Spectacularly rugged Death Valley mountains.
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Ranked #15 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
These dunes, the highest in the state, are located near Death Valley.
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Ranked #16 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
A seemingly infinite number of crusted salt formations jut from the "course."
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Ranked #17 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Harmony Borax Works (Death Valley Junction)
Ranked #19 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.
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Ranked #20 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Resort Communities; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #21 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Hiking Trails

The drive up to the Mahogany Flats campground (and trailhead) sometimes, depending on weather and current road quality, may require a high clearance vehicle, and possibly even... more »

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Ranked #22 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Hiking Trails; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #23 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
This ranch was the final hiding place for Charles Manson.
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Ranked #26 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Ghost Towns; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: History Museums; Museums
This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the history of Death Valley.
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Ranked #30 of 45 attractions in Death Valley National Park
Category: Ghost Towns; Landmarks
This town was once a supply town for mines in the region and is a good stop during a driving tour of the valley.
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