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Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley Junction

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  • This quick stop right off the main road has a short walking trail with informative plaques and old photos around the ruins of the old Harmony Borax Works. Very interesting.  more »
  • So, by daytime this site features a self-guiding loop tour of an long-abandoned borax-producing plant. The tour is quite informative and an easy walk. However, you have to see this place at night!. It...  more »
  • Per our tour escort, the Harmony Borax Works was established by William T Coleman in 1881 after borax was discovered in the area. They began to process ore in late 1883 or early 1884. The Harmony Bora...  more »
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  • Rangers work hard to make this a worthwhile stop but it is little lacking in substance. More interaction with the process may improve the experience
  • Great to see something left of old mining. Was impressed by the 20 mule team wagon. Well maintained site.
  • Great, quick stop on the way to Badwater Basin with a lot of history. Brings everything full picture around such an amazing environment.
  • Super cool place to stepback in time. The exhibits are awesome.
  • Quite interesting to see. Useful information boards tell you about the history. Only really need about 10-15 mins here.