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Destination : Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is a Suggested Place for the Traveling Webmaster to Visit.
Number of visitor comments for Death Valley National Park: 0
Web Address : Yes : Click Here to Visit
Category : Scenic / Park or Forest
Location : City : Death Valley Junction State : California
When : Any Year: Spring, Fall or Winter
Reason to Visit : Death Valley National Park has more than 3.3 million acres of spectacular desert scenery, interesting and rare desert wildlife, complex geology, undisturbed wilderness, and sites of historical and cultural interest. Bounded on the west by 11,049 foot Telescope Peak and on the east by 5,475 foot Dante's View, Badwater is the lowest point (-282 feet) in the western hemisphere.
Death Valley was named by gold-seekers, many of which died while attempting to cross the valley during the California gold rush of 1849.
National Park - October 31, 1994
Wilderness (95% of park) - October 31, 1994
Biosphere Reserve - 1984
National Monument - February 11, 1933
Death Valley, California
Death Valley National Park is transected from east to west by California Highway 190. On the east in Nevada, U.S. Route 95 parallels the park from north to south with connecting highways at Scotty's Junction (State Route 267), Beatty (State Route 374), and Lathrop Wells (State Route 373). South of the park, Interstate 15 passes through Baker, California on its way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. State Route 127 travels north from Baker to Shoshone and Death Valley Junction with connections to the park on State Route 178 from Shoshone and connection with California Highway 190 at Death Valley Junction.
Submitted By : The Traveling Webmaster added Death Valley National Park as I already intend to visit.
Visted Yet During This Adventure? :
No. The Traveling Webmaster has not yet visited, Death Valley National Park during this current adventure, but once I do, I will be sure and tell you all about it. I will provide a rating and my recommendation whether you should schedule Death Valley National Park in your next vacation plan.
But I have been to Death Valley National Park before in the late 1950's early 1960's.
Traveling Webmasters Comments : What I associate the Death Valley Days with the most is the old Television show Death Valley Days starring first the Old Ranger then with Ronald Reagan. It was an anthology of programs that themed around the early west and those people who first settled or crossed in the area. The program was sponsored by the Borax Company and featured the 20 Mule Team as their icon.
Traveling Webmasters Comments about his previous visit in the late 1950's early 1960's. :
Visited or passed through Death Valley many times as a child with my family.
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