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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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Remnant's of Past Businesses!

The Borax works are the remnants of what was once a Borax factory. The site features an old Borax... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SlowPoke59
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Apex, North Carolina
Interesting bit of history in the middle of death vally

There is a close parking lot and an interpretive walk around the exhibit. Definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L B
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Borax works are the remnants of what was once a Borax factory. The site features an old Borax dirt wagon and a 1200 gallon water wagon. Teams of twenty mules used to haul these bringing the dirt to the plant to be processed. The...More

Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a close parking lot and an interpretive walk around the exhibit. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank L B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, displays and the structures give a clear idea of just how hard life was for early work teams. A wholly hostile environment to work in.

Thank oscarEngland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems like all equipment used in Death Valley was huge and heavy. Poor animals used to pull it. The thought that was put into what was needed to accomplish their task was well thought out. Very interesting and easy to view. Short loop hike. Wear...More

Thank Janelle H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you grew up watching the Twenty Mule Team theater (?) like I did you already have a picture in your mind. The park does a good job of showing how borax played a role in the development. All DV stops can be combined with...More

Thank Tom F
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

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 March 27, 2018

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

Thank MikeB1952
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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.

Thank zbestbiker
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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!

Thank VickiA63
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