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Tea Kettle's in the Desert

If you visit the Race Track, you will drive right by this. It's a must stop for picture taking... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Buffalo, New York
Crazy surprise in the middle of nowhere

After driving for such a long distance on such a rough road, getting out at teakettle junction is a... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Hammonton, New Jersey
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Intersection of Racetrack Valley Rd. and Hunter Mountain Rd., Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you visit the Race Track, you will drive right by this. It's a must stop for picture taking. Amazing that there are so many tea kettles here, and seems like more and more get added. Pretty cool just sitting there at the junction. If...More

1  Thank diw0lff
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The kettles are cool! Read the messages written on them. It's a nice spot to take a break along the bumpy road.

Thank fotoamazonas
Reviewed 5 April 2018

After driving for such a long distance on such a rough road, getting out at teakettle junction is a welcome distraction. We didn't have a teakettle to add to the sign, but it was certainly interesting to look at the ones hanging there. You have...More

Thank jlava88
Reviewed 5 March 2018

While heading out to the race track you come to tea kettle junction. You will understand the name when you get there. Stop get out and take a photo, before heading on to the racetrack

Thank JoeCosentino
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Well I had seen someone had visited this place and enroute through Death Valley we took a detour. We hadnt prepared for the bone shaking rattle of a drive but I guess that adds to the enjoyment. Make sure you have plenty of water and...More

Thank benmores
Reviewed 24 January 2018

So, this is literally just a sign with tea kettles attached to it. This is definitely not a spot you visit on it's own. We stopped on our way to Racetrack. We did bring a tea kettle and left it to mark our visit. Park...More

Thank VaAlleyCat
Reviewed 31 December 2017

It was on the way to racetrack and stopped here for a picture. Tour guide mentioned the teakettles were originally left by gold miners for people coming later. But now teakettles were from tourists.

Thank TangueraSF
Reviewed 27 November 2017

It took me just on an hour to get here from Ubehebe crater in a Jeep. You could probably do the trip without 4WD, but high clearance and off road tires are a must. Unfortunately I didn't bring a teakettle.

Thank djmacb
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Visited some years ago, and vowed we'd bring a kettle to add to the collection one day. (I'm sure the rangers clear them out periodically...wonder where the old ones go??) For a while, at least, ours joins the rest! First trip we road dual sport...More

Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Different types of kettle are hung on this junction. Not sure how it started and if travellers bring their own kettles to put here but it makes a cute photo.

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Vero E
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I have never tried that route but you basically are going around the playa on the east side. Eventually, you will hit highway 190 west of Paniment Springs. According to my 4-Wheel-Drive book, the trail is rated... More