Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Furnace Creek Visitor Center
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • DLP
    New Jersey3,579 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A welcome reprieve
    Death Valley is hot! I would not advise being out in the early afternoon/heat of the day. We went to the visitor center. The air conditioning was glorious. The Rangers were willing to share lots of information and there was a wonderful exhibit about death valley They also had a nice eating area/room to have lunch. They had some food for purchase but you could bring your own and a small gift shop. Of course, restroom facilities too. Perfect place to wait out the most intense heat of the day
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Jessie O
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    YOU MUST GO!!
    Death Valley is so different than expected! You start off driving at 3000 ft. You then desend to the bottom at 190ft. below sea level at furnace creek. Amazing views all the way! 116 degrees when we were there on August 16th 2023.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Matthew A
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day in the enigmatic Death Valley
    I visit Furnace Creek frequently, talk about an enigmatic, amazing part of Death Valley. I always stop at Dante's View on the way there and of course have to have drinks and a bite to eat at The Inn at Death Valley a beautiful resort. Close by is Artist Pallet and Bad Water. The surrounding mountains are absolutely beautiful, especially with snow covered peaks. A few hours north of Furnace Creek you can go to the Ubehebe volcanic crater. About twenty-five miles past Ubehebe Crater. You can visit Racetrack La Playa, a enchanting place where the wind and icy conditions push rocks and boulders along an ancient salt flat. Furnace Crrek and the entire Death Valley is a place you always want to go back to. Enjoy !!!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Roxie K
    Oakland, California91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Starry Night!!
    Excellent staff with up to date information. We went to the NASA Dark Sky keynote talk on Friday. Wonderful!!! Time for questions. Plus the Las Vegas astronomy club was there with their telescopes, even on a a very night. What a treat!!!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2024
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some Covered Parking Spaces
    We stopped at the VC for the usual, restrooms, information and souvenirs. It was good for all three. The parking lot was crowded; however, we were fortunate to get a covered parking space in the shade which even at 70 degrees was nice. I can only imagine the days over 100.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2024
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We stopped at the VC for the usual, restrooms, information and souvenirs. It was good for all three. The parking lot was crowded; however, we were fortunate to get a covered parking space in the shade which even at 70 degrees was nice. I can only imagine the days over 100.
Written May 13, 2024
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Roxie K
Oakland, CA91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent staff with up to date information. We went to the NASA Dark Sky keynote talk on Friday. Wonderful!!! Time for questions. Plus the Las Vegas astronomy club was there with their telescopes, even on a a very night. What a treat!!!
Written March 7, 2024
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roadtrip_ken_2017
Oakland, CA322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The visitor center has some good exhibits, and I've found the staff there to be very helpful in answering questions. It's a good place to stop in to orient yourself to Death Valley National Park if you've never been there before, or to check on road and weather conditions.
Written January 1, 2024
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Matthew A
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I visit Furnace Creek frequently, talk about an enigmatic, amazing part of Death Valley. I always stop at Dante's View on the way there and of course have to have drinks and a bite to eat at The Inn at Death Valley a beautiful resort. Close by is Artist Pallet and Bad Water. The surrounding mountains are absolutely beautiful, especially with snow covered peaks. A few hours north of Furnace Creek you can go to the Ubehebe volcanic crater. About twenty-five miles past Ubehebe Crater. You can visit Racetrack La Playa, a enchanting place where the wind and icy conditions push rocks and boulders along an ancient salt flat. Furnace Crrek and the entire Death Valley is a place you always want to go back to. Enjoy !!!
Written October 27, 2023
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Jessie O
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Death Valley is so different than expected! You start off driving at 3000 ft. You then desend to the bottom at 190ft. below sea level at furnace creek. Amazing views all the way! 116 degrees when we were there on August 16th 2023.
Written September 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jane g
England, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A great informative visitor centre with very helpfull staff.

It was 128 degress outside so the air conditioning was very welcome, there were maps, merchandise + a fridge unit with premade sandwiches to buy, (although you had to sit outside the centre to eat them), we also watched a video on the Valley which was interesting. A great stop off point on a very hot day. There is a large model inside that showed you places of interest + viewing points in the Valley, the Salt Plains are well worth the short drive to see.
Written August 28, 2023
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DLP
New Jersey3,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Death Valley is hot! I would not advise being out in the early afternoon/heat of the day. We went to the visitor center. The air conditioning was glorious. The Rangers were willing to share lots of information and there was a wonderful exhibit about death valley They also had a nice eating area/room to have lunch. They had some food for purchase but you could bring your own and a small gift shop. Of course, restroom facilities too. Perfect place to wait out the most intense heat of the day
Written July 27, 2023
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA4,608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Worth a stop in Death Valley National Park. You can refill your water, cool off in the air conditioning, grab a map of the park. Limited hours, so get here before it closes for the day.
Written July 2, 2023
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TFAtravel
Chicago, IL429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Death Valley is stark. Death Valley is hot. Death Valley is unique, and a place to visit. We were lucky as it was only in the 90s in June. The Visitor's Center is one of the best I have been to in any national park. Small, but excellent exhibits about the history, flora, fauna and geology of this unique park.
Written June 25, 2023
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1weetwood
Leeds, UK369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A small but clean and informative visitor centre. Parking is close by, with toilets, a small shop and interactive display about the area. The highlight for me is the temperature gauge which on our day was 34/35°c.
Written June 6, 2023
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