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Borax Museum

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Address: Hwy. 190, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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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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A Nice Stop

Even though the museum was not open early in the morning. BUT there are items and freedom to wander outside. Met a couple from Oregon doing the same thing we were. Nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
morewierd
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Boulder, Colorado
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the original structures on the Ranch property and no doubt has some interesting artifacts or displays. But what they are is a mystery as Xanterra, the park's concessionaire has closed it. Many places suffered damage from the 2017 floods. If this is true and is the reason, no mention is made of it.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the museum was not open early in the morning. BUT there are items and freedom to wander outside. Met a couple from Oregon doing the same thing we were. Nice conversation.

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Thank morewierd
uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Interesting short walk to see the remains of borax mining & mule train, but not enough info about borax on the signs. there's more info about this at Zabriskie Point, surprisingly.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It's ok. There's a bunch of equipment with some information. It's not a highlight but at least it is free.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Self guided with lots of pictures and information. Beautiful display of rocks and crystals. Provided a history of the development of Death Valley

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Thank DesertDarling
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Death Valley had a lot of busts in mineral mining. The one highlight was Borax, used as a laundry cleaner among other things. This is a nice museum going into detail about Borax Mining from Harmony Borax works which created Furnace Creek as a oasis town. Harmony Boroax converted it to tourism and helped make this a national park after... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed at the Ranch and tried four time to see the museum. Each time, the sign on the door read: Out to Lunch. Even at 4:00PM. We were very disappointed because peering through the window, we saw some interesting information. We went to the outdoor portion of the museum which was interesting.

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Thank ValGary2014
Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very informative with a lot of artifacts. We were there for New Year's and it was actually crowded in the small museum. Enjoyed it.

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Thank karigeo5
San Diego
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a small store with a few items to call it a museum. The thing I learned is that I would never recognize gold ore. The old timer on the porch was chipping out arrow heads.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting small museum of the area. Highlights are all the different minerals of the area and the old machinery behind it.

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