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Zabriskie Point
#2 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
What I mean, please wear and dress your children in light color cotton long sleeve shirt, long pants, wide brim hats and comfortable shoes (if you want to be really ready: shemagh works amazingly, when hiking there).
This place is great for everyone: families with babies can do the short paved hike/walk from the parking lot to the vista platform (5-10 minutes).
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Furnace Creek Visitor Center
#11 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
There is a historical informational area that includes presentation films, stories of the people, businesses, and history of the land and uses, as well as, interactive displays for kids of all ages.
There is also a really interesting shop - with lots of books pitched at a variety of levels of interest from adult geeks (me) to chatty to kids books.
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Badwater
#4 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
Very interesting place and a lot to learn for young kids.
Our teenage kids liked it as much as we did.
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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
#9 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
The sand dunes were my kids favorite part of the day spent at DV. Temps were still cool(high of 81) so we were able to comfortably walk around the sand dunes.
- I went there last week, with family (& 5 year old) - eveyone loved it - plan to spend some good time here, as getting to big dunes itself is ~1hr one way, dont under estimate it - I saw many kids having fun, rol...
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Darwin Falls
#17 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
It felt like I was in a kids fairytale, walking across narrow streams over nature made bridges of rock, fallen trees, thick reeds.
Creek crossing a few times and with 7 kids..one was bound to fall in!
Mosaic Canyon
#10 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
the views on this hike are truly magnificent!... is an easy hike, good for families... worth visiting!
We didn 't go far - just one mile or so - canyon is very beautiful at the very beginning , saw lots of kids having fun there, sliding from the polished rock hills.
Artist's Drive
#5 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
The kids really liked the dips!
Family Trip
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Dante's View
#1 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
There are some cute, small family-friendly paths up here that you can take with kids to see the valley from all angles.
You can enjoy this completely safely though with common sense and even with relatively small children that are supervised.
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Artists Palette
#8 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
The views are amazing, the experience of exploring is so much more fun for the kids, and it is great to see some of the valleys you miss from the road.
It almost feels as if children were having a field day once upon a time.
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Father Crowley Vista Point
#16 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
#19 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
The boardwalk was wide enough for the wagon we were pulling our kids in with plenty of room for people to pass us without too much trouble.
Easy Trail for Families
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Ubehebe Crater
#6 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
We hiked around the crater, had some great family time and took some great pics.
My kids immediately ran down into the crater and I stupidly followed them!
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Death Valley National Park
#22 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
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Natural Bridge Canyon
#20 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
At 72, I didn't want to try a long and difficult hike in Death Valley, but I'm very, very glad that my grown children and I did this one.
Our kids (7 and 10) had no trouble and we saw many family with younger children.
Devil's Golf Course
#13 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
Got to this place almost at sunset time and the kids had fun walking on this rocky salt formation.
The kids LOVED it!
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Stovepipe Wells Village
#21 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
There were 20 family members with all different dietary needs and they made sure we had plenty of options to eat.
Harmony Borax Works Furnace Creek
#23 of 65 things to do in Death Valley National Park
The kids will love exploring the salt flats in the valley and the adults can enjoy a peaceful lunch spot.
It is a bit of a climb to walk the loop but we were also pulling a wagon with our kids up it.
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