Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, California | C.1994

Photo Credit: Accidentally Wes Anderson

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If the force is strong with any US national park… it’s going to be Death Valley, or as Star Wars fans would know it as, Tatooine! However, Death Valley National Park, the largest national park on the continental United States, is sure to impress anyone, not just Star Wars lovers. Its stats are nothing short of cinematic in and of themselves: Death Valley is bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined, it contains Badwater Basin which is the second-lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level as well as mountains that reach 12,000 ft (3,600 m), and it’s the location of the highest temperature recorded on earth: 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius). Do not forget a water bottle if you go to visit!

Written By: Ellie Hoffman

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