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Borax Museum

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Address: Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Phone Number: +1 760-786-2345
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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 bubblesReviewed May 5, 2016
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Flanders, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a quick stop just outside of Furnace Creek along 190. The old oar cars are fascinating and bring back memories of the old TV show, Death Valley Days, hosted by Ronald Reagan.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We always stay at the Furnace Creek Ranch when we stay at Death Valley. And we stay at Death Valley for a week - every other year. And every single visit, we visit the Borax Museum/Gift Shop that in located in Furnace Creek Ranch. It serves a fascinating bit of Death Valley history and well-describes one of the main reason... More 

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Kirtland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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