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Borax Museum

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Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2345
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Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2345
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A blast from the past visiting the Borax museum. Interesting history and worth the stop if you remember what borax was/is

Thank 853manager
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is easily accessible as it's at the furnace Creek Ranch. Shows all the history of the borax elements of Death valley and the operations necessary for borax manufacturing

Thank kelly d
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Borax Museum is great attraction. There is a plethora of pieces of machinery and other artifacts used to extract and transport the Borax out of Death Valley. Great place to visit but watch the temps....it's hot out there.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A worthwhile look into the history of Death Valley that is easily accessible by all in the Furnace Creek Ranch complex on CA-190. It provides an interesting perspective on the methods of transportation from a different time and what was required to support original commerce...More

Thank Archie M
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The building is closed, however there are well detailed printed guides explaining the wide variety of items in the outdoor display. It is a fascinating display of items from local mines and railroads, which provide you with a rich exploration of life and hardships of...More

Thank 989emmettm
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This is one of the original structures on the Ranch property and no doubt has some interesting artifacts or displays. But what they are is a mystery as Xanterra, the park's concessionaire has closed it. Many places suffered damage from the 2017 floods. If this...More

1  Thank RioMountainMike
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Even though the museum was not open early in the morning. BUT there are items and freedom to wander outside. Met a couple from Oregon doing the same thing we were. Nice conversation.

Thank morewierd
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Interesting short walk to see the remains of borax mining & mule train, but not enough info about borax on the signs. there's more info about this at Zabriskie Point, surprisingly.

2  Thank peterjcsmith
Reviewed January 30, 2017

It's ok. There's a bunch of equipment with some information. It's not a highlight but at least it is free.

Thank Shira S
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Self guided with lots of pictures and information. Beautiful display of rocks and crystals. Provided a history of the development of Death Valley

Thank DesertDarling
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