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“Real desert” 4 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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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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“Real desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Really hot (about 110'F) but interesting. It is something different and Death Valley National Park is very good stop on the way from Las Vegas to the Yosemite National park area. I recommend take a map in the Visiter Centre a travel around.

Visited September 2014
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“unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

never been on a place like that before, it is a must seen in every bodies life. So many choice to see somethings special

Visited September 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“Sightseeing in 118F”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Death Valley NP is a unique place to visit but only has a few great points worthy of mentioning.

1.) The first place we stopped was Scotty's Castle, it is an oasis in a virtually empty place. There is an admission fee to go inside but you can walk the grounds and take pictures without a fee. There is also a large space where you can sit at benches or on the grass under the large shady trees.
2.) The second place we stopped was Ubehebe Crater - which was my favorite. It is quite large and even though it was hotter than hell, it was extremely windy at the top of the crater that day. If you want to see both craters than you must hike about 15 minutes to see the small one.
3.) Badwater basin is a must as it is the lowest point in North America but you do not need a lot of time there as walking out onto the plains will suffice for a few pictures as you will be trying to get out of the scorching heat as fast as possible.
4.) Artist's Drive is a bit of a toss up - yes there are various colors on the mountains and hills there but I only got out of the car once to take a picture. If pressed for time - you can easily skip this.
5.) Last visit was Zabriskie Point which does have a nice view over the valley and these unique golden hills carved by wind and time. Worth the stop.

Overall, a great place to see once so make your time count!

Visited September 2014
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Macau, China
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“Mysterious and Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It's about 2 hour drive from Las Vegas, but I thought it was so worth it.
I love the Castle, made me think why they made such a beautiful castle away from everything?
This place made me think of history...

Visited November 2013
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Roslyn, Washington
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“This is a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Pahurmp, NV and made that our home base for visiting the park. This worked well for us. It's about a 1 hour drive to enter the Southern part of the park (highway 178); 2 hours to enter the Northern part of the park (highway 267 off of 95).

We saw what we wanted to see in two days. On the first day, we left Pahrump and entered at Salsberry Pass (then headed north at Ashford Mill). Be sure and stop at Badwater and Furnace Creek. Artist's Palette provides some great colors on a short loop from the main road. Don't miss the Borax museum at Furnace Creek (free). We then drove on highway 190 to Harmony Borax Works and then on to Stovepipe Wells, and then out of the park on highway 374, stopping at Rhyolite (ghost town).

On day two, we entered the park at Scotty's junction (off of highway 95). Don't miss Scotty's Castle. We then drove to the Ubehebe Crater and south on Scotty's Caste Road to Zabriskie Point. We stopped at Dante's View and then exited the Park on road 190 at Death Valley Junction. The stopping points mentioned above are all good stops, each with their own attributes.

If you only have one day to visit the Park, I'd recommend seeing Badwater, Furnace Creek, Harmony Borax Works, and Scotty's Castle. Scotty's Castle has limited hours, so you may want to start there and go south through the Park. This will be a full day of driving, so start early.

Our trip was in early October and temperatures were over 100 degrees in the afternoon (after 3 PM). It was a little warm in the afternoons, but for most of the day the temperatures were very pleasant.

Visited October 2014
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