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Twenty Mule Team Museum

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Nice small town museum

A nice little museum that covers the town, surrounding desert and history of borax mining from the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
StevenP3559
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Pueblo, Colorado
Community museum with a story to tell

I recommend doing this one before the mining center on the other side of the freeway. This one is... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Deborah95363
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Patterson, California
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26962 20 Mule Team Rd, Boron, CA 93516-1560
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

A nice little museum that covers the town, surrounding desert and history of borax mining from the 20 mule teams hauling ore from Death Valley through to today's activities. They have an excellent variety of books and information available and outdoor mining equipment displays.

1  Thank StevenP3559
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I recommend doing this one before the mining center on the other side of the freeway. This one is bigger on the community aspects of Boron, while the more polished museum will tell you more science.

1  Thank Deborah95363
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Learned a lot about the 20 mule teams and the Boran mining operations. The historian was very friendly and informative. Was free to walk through but they suggested a small donation. A fun stop in the middle of no where.

1  Thank azsailor
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This museum tells the story of Borax and all the history . Starts in Death Valley and the concentrates with the Boron mine. Has many pictures and info and old mining equipment on hand. A modern open pit truck is across the street. The docents...More

1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

great little museum on the road to Vegas. looking for an interesting break during the drive from Cali to Vegas?, Try this little museum and enjoy a brief but interesting change in your travels. Worth the short delay

1  Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped in Boron to visit this museum and the Saxon Aerospace Museum. Sadly it was closed, even though the hours say 10-4.

Thank John C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great local museum. Gives you a window on what it was like here at Boron's peak. The outdoor area is great to explore if you have kids....

Thank Balkans_Phile
Reviewed 21 March 2017

History not just of Borax but of the area. Good information, time well spent. Staff was informative with lots to see and learn.

Thank Armando S
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Twenty Mule Team Museum is a small museum more about the history of Boron than Borax or the wagon. They have a few interesting displays on the early settlers of Boron with some old mining and desert stuff thrown in. Outside they have some...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went to the Twenty Mule Team Museum in Boron. Its an eclectic experience. We were there in October and there is a Christmas Tree, Snow Man, tractor, rocks and ores, pictures, etc. I liked the picture of the mule a lot they have in...More

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