Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley Junction

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  • There are other things to see if you've only got a day. If you're around for several, this is worth it. Mostly walking around the old wagons and reading the history of the mining and the trail. Not wo...  more »
  • Not much to find on this side of Death Valley, apart from three old cars and actually, if one takes the trouble to climb the Hill, a beautiful view of the sector. It's still a way to delve into the history of the Valley, the Borax having still been long exploited ore in this area.
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  • That Death Valley had any industry at all is very interesting and it's really neat to walk around the borax works and learn about the short period of time they mined the borax. There's good informatio...  more »
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  • Circa-1884 borax plant in Furnace Creek, where "20-mule teams" hauled the processed goods to market. Some interesting information displayed, but the view from the top of the hill, where it is located it wonderful. Wide open area with a mountain range in the background the Funeral Mountains Range ... Been there twice - once in August 2010 when it was so hot, that I did not go up to the 20 mule teams wagons, and back in December 2016, when we really enjoyed the moderate temperatures.
  • 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.

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