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Address: Intersection of Racetrack Valley Rd. and Hunter Mountain Rd., Death Valley National Park, CA

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Tea Kettle Junction is just the kind of oddity you find in Death Valley. Not really a destination in itself. Tea Kettle is a junction of roads along the route to the Racetrack... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Tomas D
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But plenty of tea pots. On the way to the DV Race Track you will pass this spot and it is a definite photo spot. However, getting there in a rugged dirt road and you will need to find the speed for your vehicle where you float over the washboard as opposed to bouncing over them. Note that the park... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the way to The Racetrack you come to Tea Kettle Junction. This is just as it says -- lots of kettles hung from the wooden markers. It was cute, but not worth the drive unless you continue on to the Racetrack

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Tea Kettle Junction is just the kind of oddity you find in Death Valley. Not really a destination in itself. Tea Kettle is a junction of roads along the route to the Racetrack. This is not an easy drive, high clearance and good tires are a must. This is a great and popular place to stop for a photo opportunity.... More 

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UK Somewhere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very long drive to this and you must have a 4x4. Make sure you have a full tank of fuel and lots and lots of liquids. But its an amazing view once you get there. Great for photographers..

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This thing was totally random but we loved it. Next time we are bringing our Tea Kettle with some very important advise.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Tea Kettle Junction meets up with the Hunter Mountain route going to the Race Track Playa and on the way either to or from Ubehebe Crater. Its a photo op, and if you're incllned bring a Tea Kettle, put a message in it, and hang it there with the others.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Teakettle junction is a great spot on your way to The Racetrack. We brought our own teakettle to add to the sign post. I imagine that the park rangers remove them periodically since we didn't see any kettles labelled more than a year or so. The last one that we put there 20 some years ago was definitely gone. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

So, there are teakettles and all and it's funny but i don't get it. Still, fun picture so I took one. It's where the road to the racetrack branches off from some other back country road. Apparently the park district regularly removes the tea kettles as litter. We did not add a tea kettle.

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Watsonville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have seen shoes but this is the only place I have seen with tea kettles. You are out in the middle of nowhere so it is odd to see this. Some people camp out in this area

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Woodstock Valley, CT
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

About as interesting as watching your toe nails grow. It would have been more interesting if they had hung bed pans.

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