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This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the history of Death Valley.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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+1 760-786-2345
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's a small building, and it can get crowded at times There are several large displays of minerals, some from Death Valley, some from nearby and some from the entire Southwest The minerals are expertly displayed and labelled, and very well lit There is a...More

3  Thank Mike P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 25, 2012

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum and learning more about the history of the Borax industry and Death Valley in general. Visiting Death Valley sights and Visitor Centers allows you to learn about the natural history of the region, but I wanted...More

2  Thank agdwsu
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped by and walked around with the pamphlet explaining each items. Many things seemed to be missing. It doesn't really tell a story by itself. Maybe this is better with a guide.There are some cool items on display, though.

Thank cracklinob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Borax Museum offers an outdoor collection of historical mining equipment, especially the historic "20 mule team" wagons, which are mostly well preserved and interesting. There used to be an indoor exhibit in which they told you all about it, but this is now only...More

Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to a helpful worker in the Visitors Center, my friend and I were able to find this outdoor museum quickly (in spite of construction in the area). It consists of old mining equipment, etc. Seeing the twenty mule team wagon was certainly worthwhile. We...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I am not much into borax, so I went in and out... This is an interesting piece of history, but... this is only for history-focused people... I went to see other places...

1  Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you get a chance, when you are in Las Vegas, plan a day trip to Death Valley and check out the Borax Museum. The museum is small and has an outdoor exhibit which is quite large. You'll see mining equipment and learn mining history....More

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is actually on the grounds of the Ranch at Death Valley however I believe that you can still visit it even if you aren't staying there. There is a small gift shop inside and the exhibits are outside. They have interpretive sheets that at...More

Thank L B
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We never got back to our hotel area in time to view the indoor part of the museum, but the outdoor part was very interesting. The equipment used in Death Valley was Huge and heavy. Many examples in very good shape including what the 20...More

1  Thank Janelle H
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Unfortunately the museum is closed, only outdoor exhibition of machines and vehicles is accessible. It was nice to see it, we even gain some information about borax mining, but it wasn't worth it to separate trip.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The Borax Museum was a little hard to find, you need a detail map of the Furnace Creek area. Inside the historic building is a small gift shop and a guide to the outside exhibits. The outside exhibit area has some old equipment from both...More

1  Thank 707clayg
Reviewed February 1, 2018

It's an open air museum and more interesting and educational than we thought it would be. It is a short walk from the Oasis hotel and worth spending a short time there.

1  Thank nancy m
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