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Address: Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below...

Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America.

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The real Death Valley

This is what I picture when I think of Death Valley. A wide expanse of salt flats. There are occasional openings in the salt where water is present. We were there in February... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is what I picture when I think of Death Valley. A wide expanse of salt flats. There are occasional openings in the salt where water is present. We were there in February and it was plenty hot. I can't imagine being here in summer. The views are great. You are well below sea level here. You can walk out... More 

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Senago, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a place that you should see! Sort of salty dead lake.....white is all over and do not forget the sunglasses at any time of the day.

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Yellowknife, NT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is hard to fathom the magnitude of what you see here...in a vast flat surrounded by mountains, some of them rising more than 9,000 feet from where you stand. The patterns of the former lake bed are fascinating, and shimmering mirages blue could fool you into thinking there is water way over yonder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a long journey getting there and temperature kept going up and up! When we eventually arrived car temperature was 132°F! It's a very surreal landscape of salt plain and heat haze. There is ample parking and a boardwalk leads you out onto the plain if you can brave the heat. A plaque tells you where you are and that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Badwater Basin is a unique place on earth. Where else would you get miles of salt planes, but these are not the ultra flat type they do speed trials on. These salt planes are very uneven to walk on. There is a specific parking that you are supposed to walk from, then out to the salt planes. Take water with... More 

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Denton, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone has to have the obligatory photo taken at the Badwater sign. It was 124 the day of our visit and the wind was howling. God how I love this place. Someone thought to bring an egg with them and "fry" it on the salt bed. While I don't think much of adding outside elements to any part of DV,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What should I say? Still hot! Still no beer! Look at Devil's Golf Course... Nothing to say. In July it is too hot there. But this are really no new's, isn't it?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No other place like it in the world. Awesome place to visit. While there be sure and turn around and look on the side of the mountain to see the -280' below sea level sign.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is something special about visiting this little swatch of hell that is the lowest point in the U.S. Everyone has their photo taken in front of the sign. By all means do it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here as part of our Death Valley tour with Big Horn Wild West Tours. Was very impressive and very very hot. Amazing how the water table is just below the surface but the surface is actually salt.

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