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Borax Museum

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Address: Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: 760-786-2345
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This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the...

This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the history of Death Valley.

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at the Ranch

Can walk to the Borax Museum from the hotel room - very interesting and full of history - children would be interested in the old equipment that is on display

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2016
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Kirtland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

For history buffs and people interested in early machines, this was worth the stop. Do you remember 20 mule team Borax commercials?

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Thank Michelle K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Can walk to the Borax Museum from the hotel room - very interesting and full of history - children would be interested in the old equipment that is on display

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Thank Dreamon349
wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

There were several buses here when we stopped so the Museum itself was very crowded as it is very, very small.. However, there was a lot of information to view, some nice gifts, books, etc. The grounds behind the museum showcased the different machinery involved in the mining operation. Lots of photo ops back there and very interesting.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

A small museum and souvenir shop at the furnace creek visitor center. You will find some nice exhibits here collected in and around the Death Valley national park. There are many exhibits from historic days of Borax mining in the region, a walk inside the aisle of the museum will thrill you about the past of the golden days of... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Another spot to buy books, tee-shirts and memorabilia in Death Valley National Park...the workers were very friendly, and could answer questions any of us had.

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Julian, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Definately well done and worth a visit(FREE) really explains all that went on and what was needed to do it over 100 years ago. Be sure to visit the wagons and equipment needed --outside in the back of the building

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Good way to get a feel for the history of Death Valley. Interesting artifacts that help tell the story. Desolate place brought to life.

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Right next to the Furnace Creek Ranch and visitor's center, this attraction is easy to get to and worth the 15 minutes it takes to walk a short loop and read the historical markers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

This is a great place to stop to learn about the history of Death Valley, also if you like machines. The outdoor part of the museum displays old engines, a train, and many machines used in mining the borax.

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Muizen, Brabant, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

The story told in this museum is a great thing to remember when exploring Death Valley National Park, especiaaly when you want to check out the old mining ghost towns. You get a good idea on how thing looked like when the mines where still active. A must see when you stay over at Furnace Creek.

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