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Borax Visitor Center

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AceWickwire wrote a review Feb 2020
Fruita, Colorado85 contributions18 helpful votes
Very nice visitor center for the world’s largest Borax mine. Worth the side trip off Hwy 58, take the Borax Road exit. We had our motorhome and on approach to the visitor center realized the entrance road turned into a steep sand/gravel hill with washboard. After disconnecting our tow vehicle, turned RV around and parked it just outside the mine property. Road up to the visitor center is fine for other vehicles, we just don’t take our motorhome on those types of roads. Other folks did drive their smaller RVs up to the visitor center. They have a very large parking area with plenty of space for everyone. Folks in the visitor center very helpful and friendly. Good displays of the mining process and uses of Borax after processed. Views of the mine from atop the visitor center are worth the walk up the small hill. We learned some interesting facts about the operation of 20 mule teams.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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shnpan wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, Alabama1,018 contributions144 helpful votes
This was a great visitor center to discover the history of Boron, California. There is a movie to see explaining the significance of Borax to this area of the country. At the top of the building is a lookout to see where they are mining the minerals and the plant that processes them. They also gave us a postcard with mineral samples and a poster of the twenty mule team. There is a replica of the twenty mule team with wagon on the outside of the building. It is a life size replica. The two women in the Visitor Center were both friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dan U wrote a review Nov 2019
Twain Harte, California65 contributions15 helpful votes
This is a must see....Go to the Visitor Center it's worth the stop. It's free, eye opening and educational. Amazing history, very educational and larger than life. 20 Mule team and minerals that are in products you use every day. The have a great walk through museum that explains the Mine, Mining operation, refining operation and the products that are made from this mineral. Static life size display of the Twenty Mule Team. One of the big mining dump trucks etc. Staff was very friendly and very knowlegable. Watch the video and then look out at the open pit mine. Go to the upper observation area on top of the visitor center and you won't be dissapointed. Also Edwards Air Force Base in near by so you never know what's going to fly over.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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LovemyAcura🌵 wrote a review Nov 2019
Phoenix7,097 contributions229 helpful votes
What a fun stop! We saw the exit sign while driving that long boring highway, and took a chance. When we went inside we were met by a very nice man who welcomed us to the visitor center and explained what it had to offer. We took our time enjoying all the exhibits, viewed the video and watched some of an old Death Valley series movie. Great memories!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cruiser54874497757 wrote a review Nov 2019
Asheville, North Carolina2 contributions
Driving through the desert, this is a nice, interesting break. Has a life size display of the original 20 mule team (Borax) out front.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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