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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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Interesting, kinda

This place looks cool from the road, but the presentation is not very good, nor educational. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_ggilboe
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Huntington Beach, California
Interesting stop off

Stopped on the way to Stovepipe Wells - display boards showing what it used to look like and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey F
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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” (36 reviews)
“death valley” (80 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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"worth a stop"
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"parking lot"
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"an easy walk"
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"visitor center"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"nice stop"
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looks cool from the road, but the presentation is not very good, nor educational. It maybe needs to be updated to represent the amazing people that worked here.

Thank _ggilboe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on the way to Stovepipe Wells - display boards showing what it used to look like and original buildings helped us to visualise what it might have been like in gold rush times - well with stopping for but there is no cover so...More

Thank Tracey F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a stop especially since it's right off the main road. I appreicate the fact that donations were made to save everything on display. And, I learned alot about the history here. Much appreciated!

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

This was our last stop before sunset. Nice little walk with information signs along the path. Good to see the borax processing history of the area.

Thank GrumpyandtheOldLady
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

This site is accessible for wheelchairs as it is just a short walk up and around the old Borax Works factory. There is an old wooden wagon train out front and information posted explaining the time of the business and why it was only in...More

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

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 May 9, 2018

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 May 2, 2018

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 April 26, 2018

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 April 26, 2018

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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