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Harmony Borax Works

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Address: Harmony Borax Works Rd., west of Rte. 190, Death Valley Junction, CA
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Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.

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Nice exhibit showing the original trains and borax equipment at death valley. You only need a quick visit, it's not something worth driving yourself crazy to see but was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shira S
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to learn more about borax mining, but the Borax museum at the Furnace Creek was really weak, stuff was there ot see, but little in way of education and very crudely presented. So I thought the place where it happened might be better. It is a nice walk around the but the signage is inadequate to really learn... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an easy walk in Death Valley with a neat history of the borax trade. We enjoyed teaching our kids why borax is called 20 mule team borax.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of us of a certain age will recall "Death Valley Days," once hosted by Ronald Reagan. None of this and other stories about Death Valley would have occurred had not the Harmony Borax mine been established in the 1870s. This is an interpretive site close to pavement and easily accessible. It give one a sense of what life was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice exhibit showing the original trains and borax equipment at death valley. You only need a quick visit, it's not something worth driving yourself crazy to see but was interesting nonetheless.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a proble walking take the lower route where the Wagons are, the upper route is uphill. Lots of information and great views to see. Easy parking, turn off onto paved road. There is a dirt road to some ruins that you can see. If you continue it is one way into a canyon with great views. Do... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We enjoyed the Harmony Borax Works site. The walk is an easy on. The site is interesting and informative. We would have liked more information as there were only several informational signs on the loop around the site. We recopmmed stopping at this site.

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Death Valley Days television show always began with the mule teams and wagons crossing Death Valley. Now I know how borax is mined. Informative exhibit.

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Thank Cavydad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place might be considered as a quick stop if you are interested in history. There is a twenty-mule team wagon outside and you can get a closer look of the mine in <0.5 mile trail. The view of the valley is also nice from this place. This is very close to furnace creek visitor center.

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visited in late November on a Monday. Ideal weather (65-70) and only one other couple came by while we were there, so for us it was great. Right off 190 about a mile north of furnace creek ranch. Large parking lot - inclined pathway loops up around the old plant ruins and borax wagons. Several good photo angles. Interesting to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Harmony Borax Works was a main reason for the opening of Death Valley and the Furnace Creek area. The plant and associated townsite played an important role in Death Valley history as the Harmony plant and began to process ore in early1880s. A few remains of the plant, buildings and wagon train are present to explain the history. A... More 

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