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“Absolutely beautiful....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Route 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
(760) 786-3200
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Absolutely beautiful....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were so shocked at the beauty of this park. It was very hot but that just created conversation. Our teen children seemed to enjoyed the views. We were so pleasantly surprised. I would highly recommend a visit.

Visited August 2013
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“The Most Beautiful Spot In The USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

For over 30 years I told my wife that this is the most beautiful spot in the USA (I camped out there during a geology field camp long time ago - in January when it was below freezing every night). I finally got her out there last Labor Day when the temps were around 120. And now she agrees with me. Every time you turn around you see something different and beautiful. Lava flows, colored sedimentary layers, you name it. You can go from -282 feet to +6,000 feet in minutes with spectacular views. You must drink a LOT of water - buy a case before you get there, as well as a full tank of gas as the gas prices in the park are high. Surprisingly, the food at the restaurant at Furnace Creek was reasonably priced as well as being delicious. Don't just drive through it. You'll want to spend a few nights at the Ranch (or the resort if you are made of money) so you can see what unpolluted skies look like at night, and the sunrises are spectacular. There is a fee to enter the park, but if you are 62+ a one-time purchase of the USPS Senior Pass gets you into every national park and monument free. Warning - the Park is very crowded in August/September. Apparently some European visitors get bragging rights for riding motorcycles in the park during the hottest month, although the quieter and more beautiful spots are still quiet and beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Hot Hot Hot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It has to be seen to be believed and ambient temperature in July has to be felt to be believed!
You will see one of the most "Alien" looking scenery in the world here. Thank God for the oasis of Furnace Creek Ranch to come back to at the end of a day's tour! Definitely worth one visit in a lifetime though my husband would like to go back at some point to play golf there!

Visited July 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A must if you can”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's a great place to visit we did it on a trip to Lake Tahoe from Las Vegas it's a good drive but well worth it guess we didn't get boiled alive in our air conditioned car but it's very pleasant

Visited August 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Bring plenty of water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you're going out for the day, buy a 24 pack of water bottles and throw them in the car - you'll need them. While this place isn't postcard material, it has it's own unique beauty with the colours and extremes. Definitely worth driving to the various points and spots to see what's there and experience Death Valley. Must have's - Sunscreen, Hat and Water. Also good shoes.

Visited June 2014
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