Attractions

Natural Feature in Death Valley National Park

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America (282ft below sea level) is a foreboding but jawdropping landscape of crinkly salt flats. Here you can walk out onto a constantly evaporating bed of salty, mineralized water that’s o…
Farm in Tecopa

China Ranch Date Farm

Just outside Tecopa, this family-run, organic date farm is a lush oasis in the middle of the blistering desert. You can go hiking or bird-watching and, of course, stock up on luscious dates or try the yummy date-nut…
Natural Feature in Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

These Sahara-like dunes are at their most photogenic when the sun is low in the sky and are especially magical during a full moon.
Museum in Death Valley National Park

Borax Museum

On the grounds of the Ranch at Furnace Creek, this museum explains what all the fuss about borax was about, with alluring samples of local borate minerals and their uses; it's in the 1883 miners' bunkhouse. Out back…
Historic Building in Death Valley National Park

Amargosa Opera House

This 1920s Mexican colonial-style courtyard building was the social hub of Death Valley Junction but fell into disrepair after 1948. In 1967 New York dancer Marta Becket’s car broke down nearby. Marta fell in love w…
Historic Building in Death Valley National Park

Scotty's Castle

Closed due to flood damage and not likely to open for at least a few years (as of 2017), this whimsical castle is 3000ft above sea level and noticeably cooler than the valley floor. Walter E Scott, alias ‘Death Vall…
Museum in Shoshone

Shoshone Museum

Natural Feature in Death Valley National Park

Racetrack

Natural Feature in Death Valley National Park

Devil’s Cornfield

Mine in Death Valley National Park

Eureka Mines