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Badwater, Death Valley National Park
(4.6/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
The lowest point in North America, 86 m (282 ft) below sea level, Badwater is a huge, desolate salt flat. Look up to see a sign marking sea level high above you on the side of a cliff. Bring plenty of water with you, and limit your time in the sun during midday. A visit to Badwater represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Death Valley National Park vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Although interesting, I was disappointed. Vandalism, too many people, not pristine, there will be rangers there to give you info though. 
  • This was interesting as it is the lowest spot in North America. We found it best to try to visit early morning as the sun had not come over the hills and it was a bearable temperature, initially! Seem...  more »
  • Crazy hot! Bring water and a long-sleeved shirt if you plan to be outdoors for extended periods of time. Because everything is white, it is tricky to estimate the distance. Clearly notable but fun experience to have seen.
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