Death Valley National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Death Valley National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Air Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum, at what many consider to be the birthplace of supersonic flight, chronicles the rich history of flight testing. Numerous...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

  • Forest

About an hour's drive from Independence or Bishop you can view some of the oldest living trees on Earth, some of which date back more...

Artist's Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This 9-mile, one-way route skirts the foothills of the Black Mountains and provides intimate views of the changing landscape. Once inside...

Artist's Palette

  • Geological Site

So called for the contrasting colors of its volcanic deposits and sedimentary layers, this is one of the signature sights of Death Valley.


  • Scenic Drive/Tour

At 282 feet below sea level, Badwater is the lowest spot on land in North America—and also one of the hottest. Stairs and wheelchair...

Ballarat Ghost Town

  • Ghost Town

This crusty, dusty town saw its heyday between 1897 and 1917. There's a store-museum where you can grab a cold soda before venturing...

Charcoal Kilns

  • Mine

Ten well-preserved stone kilns, each 25 feet high and 30 feet wide, stand as if on parade. The kilns, built by Chinese laborers for a...

Dante's View

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This lookout is 5,450 feet above sea level in the Black Mountains. In the dry desert air you can see across most of 160-mile-long Death...

Death Valley Adventure Tour

  • Tour–Sight

Motorcycle enthusiasts can sign up for a guided Death Valley Adventure Tour that starts and ends in Las Vegas. The five-day tour through...

Devil's Golf Course

  • Geological Site

Thousands of miniature salt pinnacles carved into surreal shapes by the desert wind dot this wildly varied landscape. The salt was pushed...