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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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This museum does not just tell the story of borax in the region but the history of Death Valley.
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  • Average26%
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Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-2345
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute Museum - we came to geocache and look at the exhibits outside . A nice bit of railway and mining bits and pieces.

Thank Charleygirl76
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Borax Museum Furnace Creek, Date Grove Rd, Furnace Creek, CA 92328 Open - NOT! We got there early this past week {June 2017} and found that the Gift shop is open, but the Museum was not, and in fact it is closed due to being...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed June 5, 2017

There are many examples of what the early pioneers went through and items used to survive and mine the minerals available in Death Valley. Steam Engine for the Borax wagons, and a well restored steam locomotive. How did the get the locomotive from New Mexico...More

1  Thank RueterRD
Reviewed May 22, 2017

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

2  Thank 853manager
Reviewed May 18, 2017

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

1  Thank kelly d
Reviewed May 17, 2017

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.

2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed May 7, 2017

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

1  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

1  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
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