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“Excellent park!”
Review of Timna Park

Timna Park
Ranked #3 of 77 things to do in Eilat
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Surrounded by yellow sandstone mountains on three sides, this scenic valley features ancient copper mines, the red volcanic Mt. Timna at its center and “The Mushroom,” a sandstone rock shaped by wind and water resembling a giant mushroom.
Reviewed January 5, 2016

We came to this park with our two boys aged 9 and 11. We were here 4 hours and could have stayed longer. First off, they were doing construction at the entrance, so once you get through the ticket booth it was unclear where to go. We figured it out after a while...and watched the movie which set the stage for what the park was about. There was a nice combination of history, hiking and educational. Our kids LOVED climbing in the copper mines as well as climbing through the stone arches. The area was beautiful! It was easy to spend the day here since it was fairly cool, but in the heat of the summer you would have to bring a lot of water.

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Reviewed January 4, 2016

Timna Park has some magnificent views. And there are easy, moderate and strenuous hikes for folks of all abilities. I particularly recommend the easy walk to and from the Pink Canyon from the Arches parking lot (about an hour round trip). If you have an extra hour, it's worth going all the way to the White Canyon. I've visited in February, April and, most recently, January. The weather was great on all of these occasions. (I can't imagine going in July-August!)

1  Thank Carl P
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

This park is definitely worth a visit, especially on the way to or from Eilat. It is important to have a car here, unless you are an advanced hiker. The usual entrance fee is about 50 shekels I think. Pleasantly, we weren't charged anything at all (maybe because it was Shabbat). We followed the map we were given at the entrance and made stops at the suggested sights. Take your time to explore them as they often reveal their true beauty after a few minutes of walking. Don't rush towards the lake, it's only an artificial place with a shop and a restaurant (one point minus for that, as i don't think it's necessary to sell all the standard souvenirs in a place like this. yet to be fair, the food looked good and the prices were fair. i also liked the free opportunity to fill small bottles with colored sand). As we visited the park in january, the temperature was just right. During the hot months, make sure to bring sufficient clothing (hats, shades...) and loads of water with you.

2  Thank Fabian H
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Reviewed January 2, 2016

The geological formations are breathtaking, the rock drawings are fascinating, and the hiking is adventurous and exciting. The views are nice too. We had a great time for our five-hour activity.

Thank DanSap27
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Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely mind blowing place to visit, literally 25 minutes outside of Eilat. Truly a must to visit if you're in Eilat. So much history, spectacular views that are stunning, lots of exploring, rock climbing, crawling through the mines all made possible as the whole site has been made visitor friendly. You must go with a car as you can drive around the whole park.

Thank crazyb44
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