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Harmony Borax Works

Harmony Borax Works Rd., west of Rte. 190, Death Valley Junction, CA
+1 760-786-3280
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Cool to see, but not a priority by Nicole Rovig

There are other things to see if you've only got a day. If you're around for several, this is worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicole R
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East Lansing, Michigan
Interesting historical perspective

That Death Valley had any industry at all is very interesting and it's really neat to walk around... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
RYC88
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Centreville, Virginia
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Where Borax was produced in Death Valley until 1889.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mule team” (33 reviews)
“quick stop” (14 reviews)
“furnace creek” (35 reviews)
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Harmony Borax Works Rd., west of Rte. 190, Death Valley Junction, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 worth a deviation from your journey but...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 information about the living and working conditions and it's not...More

Thank RYC88
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A short walk around the borax works and you see some of the old workings and an example of the 20 mule team "train" used to transport the borax to the nearest rail head. What struck me most was the fact that men would/could actually...More

2  Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a great reminder that PEOPLE actually lived and worked in such a severe environment. It is neat to see the old wagons and ruins.

Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Part of history, old ruins. Short walk goes around and is informative. A Less than five minutes from Furnace Creek Visitors Center.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Some interesting facts about borax discovery & mining in the valley. A short trail takes you around artifacts with informational signs along the way. Large parking lot. Can be a hot hike on hot days. Very near the Furnace Creek Visitors Center.

Thank Mzdsny
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a pleasant and quick stop that I think is very important for those who want to understand how hard life was working there around that time. The displays are in good condition, in spite of the weather of Death Valley.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This attraction deserves a 30-minute stop to explore the short path, displays and writing. Don't forget to drive along Mustard Canyon for the beautiful yellow mustard color of rocks and interesting formations.

Thank NZ17TM18
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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.

Thank jdaquarles
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 is easily accessible off Route 190, but it is not lit...More

1  Thank Davigeta
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