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  • EXTREME SUMMER HEAT

    Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »

  • Zabriskie Point to close for repairs

    Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions.

Operating Hours & Seasons

VISITOR CENTERS AND MUSEUMS

Furnace Creek Visitor Center

Open Daily
Winter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Summer Hours (June 1 to October 4, 2014): 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time

Phone (760) 786-3200

Location
The visitor center is located in the Furnace Creek resort area on California Highway 190. Furnace Creek is 30 miles from Death Valley Junction and 24 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village.

Programs
A 20-minute-long park film is shown throughout the day. During the winter season, November to April, rangers present a wide variety of walks, talks, and slide presentations about Death Valley's cultural and natural history. Additional programs may be presented at other times. Inquire at the visitor center for current programs.

Available Facilities
The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the main visitor information source for the park. There is a fully staffed information desk with information on all aspects of the park and its operation. The Death Valley Natural History Association maintains a well stocked book sales outlet specifically geared towards the natural and cultural history of the park.

Scotty's Castle Visitor Center

Open Daily
9:45 am to 3:45 pm Pacific Time
(760) 786-2392 ext.231

Location
Scotty's Castle and the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center are located in the north part of Death Valley National Park, 53 miles from Furnace Creek and approximately 45 miles from Stovepipe Wells Village. From U.S. Route 95, 154 miles north of Las Vegas, it is 26 miles to Scotty's Castle on Nevada State Route 267.

Special Programs
The highlight of a visit to Scotty's Castle is the 50-55 minute long guided living history tour of the interior of the main house. Tour reservations can be made 24 hours in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Same-day tour tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center. A self-guiding tour of the Castle grounds is also available. Check at the visitor center for more information and guide booklet.

Available Facilities
Scotty's Castle is a day-use area only. The Castle grounds are open daily 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. No overnight accommodations are available on site. Restrooms are located on the property. Gasoline is not available at Scotty's Castle. The nearest gas stations are at Stovepipe Wells (45 miles south), Furnace Creek (53 miles South), and Beatty, Nevada (60 miles southeast). The Death Valley Natural History Association operates a book/gift store inside the Scotty's Castle Visitor Center. The association provides books, gifts, drinks, pre-packaged food items and general information on the story of Scotty's Castle and Death Valley.

Did You Know?

Telescope Peak

Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861. After climbing the 11,049 foot peak, Dr. George said that he could see so far that it reminded him of looking through a telescope.