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Harmony Borax Works

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Address: Harmony Borax Works Rd., west of Rte. 190, Death Valley Junction, Death Valley National Park, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-786-3280
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Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.

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Interesting historic Place

Another must see when visiting Death Valley. Easy explanation of mining history and life of the people working with Borax.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a huge amount left here, but seeing the wagons and the remains of the works gives you a flavour of the harsh life people must have lived whilst working here. The 20 Mule story is a bit heartbreaking, must have been an awful life if you were a mule

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Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must see when visiting Death Valley. Easy explanation of mining history and life of the people working with Borax.

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alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving in the park and you must make a stop at this historical landmark. Short walk around the area to see what is left of the Borax mining in the area. Very interesting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

20 mules pulling 2 large wagons full of Borax and a water tanker at the end. You can't go wrong coming to this display, this is what Death Valley was all about back in the 1800's. Added is the building that has the furnace display. Off in the distance are 2 home ruins. The walk from the parking area is... More 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little stop to learn about the history of Borax mining in Death Valley. Small amount of walking required and parking is close, so this can be done on a hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick walk. Not more than 1 mile around everything. Good information at all the stops about the process.

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The history at this landmark is very interesting. To think of people living in the harsh conditions of death valley before the advent of air conditioning is hard. Truly impressive.

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Take a few minutes to ses a bit of history along the main road toward Stovepipe Village. Not crowded, good place to take a break from the crowds.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the place that made Death Valley Famous. Those of that are old enough to remember "Death Valley Days" on TV will remember the 20 Mule team wagons. For those that don't remember the host of the show was Ronald Reagan. Today there are a few wagons and artifacts. It can get very hot here so after visiting you... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Close to Furnace creek so you may as well visit, few old wagons and buildings but nothing great, hot to visit with no shade though

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