Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Death Valley National Park: Hours, Address, Furnace Creek Visitor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Furnace Creek Visitor Center
4.5
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
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Dionges1
Los Angeles, CA2,743 contributions
Great Place for an Orientation to all Sites in Death Valley.
Apr 2021
We stopped on the way to our hotel in Furnace Creek to obtain information and to frankly cool off and look at the displays. Thankfully, the center was open and the staff informative. Furnace Creek is the location of two of the 3 hotels located in Death Valley, plus camp grounds, and conveniently located roughly in the center.
Written 3 May 2021
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MNice
Bloomington, MN2,215 contributions
The Views are Spectacular, the Park isn’t.
Apr 2021 • Couples
We planned reasonably well before our visit. We printed off their horrible map and thought it’s not too hard to navigate around the park. We came down from Northern Nevada and the northern entrance is closed as it was flooded out. So we automatically missed the northern part because we would not have time to backtrack to it. We came in at the entrance that comes from Beatty, Nevada. When you get to the entrance of this vast space, there are no maps, no Rangers and the kiosk does not vend the $33 park pass. The road immediately comes to a “Y” and, because there is no cell signal, we had no idea which way was the Furnace Creek Visitor Center. We came to another T in the road and ended up going west, not east and almost exited the park. You have to wait in line in the middle of the week in the middle of the day in order to get in a get a map that has any use at all. We saw the park, but had little time to get out of the car. One of the worst marked National Parks in the USA.
Written 20 April 2021
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Kristy
Huntsville, AL648 contributions
Must Stop
Apr 2021
The visitors center is a must see for me at each park I go to. We got our map and newspaper. At this park, the newspaper became more important than the park map because the park is so big. The newspaper marked out the Must See places to drive to and the best hikes in the park. We mostly went by this guidance as we planned our 3 days in the park.
I also like to do the Jr Ranger Program (even as an adult) and this is where to get started. They were kind enough to give me the badge upon visiting, in case we didn't come back by. (Which we didn't since the park is so big.)
The bookstore is on the small side and only 5 -6 people were allowed inside at a time due to COVID. Their selection was limited but I do like to buy most of my souvenirs in the park store to support the NPS.
The parking lot does have many covered parking spots. There is also a huge thermometer outside for a great photo opp. It's a good place to stop for bathrooms with running water.
Written 15 April 2021
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA4,995 contributions
Boardwalk
Mar 2021 • Couples
We took the boardwalk behind the visitor center along the spring. Enjoyed the experience saw a few birds and fish.
Written 22 March 2021
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PrMichaelM
Des Moines, IA472 contributions
Get’s the Job Done
Feb 2021 • Family
Not the most spectacular of NP visitor centers, but it gets the job done. It’s federal and in California, so I was pleased that the area was open at all. The bookstore was hugely disappointing, but we came to hike, so that was okay. Needless to say, all our DVNP souvenirs came from The Oasis. Staff was helpful and friendly, so that’s the main thing.
Written 5 March 2021
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Gloria W
Dearborn Heights24 contributions
Hard to judge, not much opened there
Feb 2021
Everything was closed here except the restrooms, information booth and gift shop. I would recommend stopping here since only flush toilets we found in the park. Also can get maps of park if needed.

Written 16 February 2021
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Ty W
Reno, NV74 contributions
Covid safe
Feb 2021 • Family
We were so excited to come get our national Park annual pass. The customer service was excellent and everyone is very Covid safe we were happy to take a visit and would love to come back when everything is open back up.
Written 14 February 2021
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kghudson
Houston, TX375 contributions
Beautiful and Nature at its Finest
Jan 2021
Really fun day had in Death Valley National Park. Stopped here first for hiking and park information and rangers were helpful and knowledgeable. Make sure you get here early enough to enjoy the entire park and plan your visit so you can get the most out of your day. Bring your own food in to eat - restaurants were not open and visitors center did have pre-made sandwiches and snacks but you may be better off bringing your food in. We did a loop and saw the old gypsum mine, bad water basin, natural bridge, artiste palatte's look and dante's view for sunset. Getting to Dante's View was steep and very windey. It got chilley there too towards sunset - but beautiful views of the park and surrounding mountains.
Written 16 January 2021
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,536 contributions
Convenient
Dec 2020
We stayed at the Furnace Creek Campground behind the visitor center so it was just a short walk over. Hardly anyone there that morning and just a few visitors went in to use the restrooms and got maps. We did not go inside even though they were opened just because avoiding indoor places.
Written 15 January 2021
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The Places Where We Go Podcast
Simi Valley, CA828 contributions
Limited offerings during the Covid era
Dec 2020
A must stop for holders of the National Park Passport book. During our Covid era visit, the bookstore was allowing only six people at a time. The store was just a small portion of the regular setup. Available, were a modest selection of Death Valley centric books, postcards, magnets, shirts, and several other items. The museum section of the visitor center is closed in this era. Rangers were available for guidance on hiking, as well as entrance fee collection.
Written 31 December 2020
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