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Harmony Borax Works

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Harmony Borax Works Interpretive Trail, Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Harmony Borax Works harbors lots of history, including a link to the founder of the national park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adventure58
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Advance,NC
It's The Imagination That's Neat

How did they do it? In the West, miners went everywhere! And endured awful conditions to get rocks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MikeB1952
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mule team” (35 reviews)
“death valley” (78 reviews)
“quick stop” (16 reviews)
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Harmony Borax Works Interpretive Trail, Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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+1 760-786-3200
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"mule team"
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"death valley"
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"quick stop"
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"the main road"
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"short walk"
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"parking lot"
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"an easy walk"
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"visitor center"
in 11 reviews
"interesting history"
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"mule train"
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"interpretive signs"
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"parking area"
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"minute stop"
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"the loop"
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"history lesson"
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"worth a short visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harmony Borax Works harbors lots of history, including a link to the founder of the national park service, Stephen Mather. We went to the ranger talk and found it fascinating. More money was actually made off borax in death valley than from gold and silver....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How did they do it? In the West, miners went everywhere! And endured awful conditions to get rocks out of the ground. Here too. Borax was pretty uninteresting to me before the trip. Now I'm a Borax hound (whatever that means). They mined a whole...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Was nice to have a area with info to tell the history of Borax collection. Loved the old wagons with there accessories. and the picture/sighns.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

This is a short loop[ trail around the old borax processing plant. They have interpretive signs along the trail and an old 20 mule team wagon along with parts of the boiler and processing tanks. This is an interesting look into the history of Borax...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This is right off the road and just a 20 minute walk around. Great history and well done. So glad we stopped!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We made an impromptu stop here and enjoyed the short walk around the outdoor displays and the brief look into one part of the history of Death Valley. Maybe not for everyone but it is worth a look.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

There's not much to see here. The wagon with huge rear wheels was interesting, and there are some good descriptive signs, but that's about it. Easy to reach from Furnace Creek Visitor Center. If you have mobility issues, you'd find it strenuous to reach from...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

This was a quick stop of only about 15 minutes but I really enjoyed it. The amazing thing for me was to see the wagons they used to get the borax to a place where it could be transported.

Thank srm54
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Perfect stop for self-packed lunch while crossing Death Valley. The kids will love exploring the salt flats in the valley and the adults can enjoy a peaceful lunch spot. Mustard Canyon (adjacent) lives up to its name and is a hidden route via automobile from...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Several interesting things to see here! The pedestal-signs along the walkway were very informative & the entire concept of borax mining in Death Valley was very interesting to me. This is a quick, easy stop near Furnace Creek Visitor Center.

Thank Susan K
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