Boron Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui
  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui
  • Things to Do
    by Yaqui

Boron Things to Do

  • U.S. Borax Vistor Center

    This center has been recently opened to educate that importance of how much boron is used in the products we use everyday. It will just amaze you. This center is really cool and has lots of displays to educate the public and is a great source of information to teach school children. They have a couple of video displays and wonderful presentation in...

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  • Carrol Core Memorial Park

    In this little park, they have this fantastic U.S. Borax M-100 Lecta Hual with Detroit Diesel 12V 149T motor that has 1000 Horsepower on display. It was generously donated by the Borax Company. It was used for many, many years of service in the open bit. This big Yellow Truck can carry 54 to 86 cubic yards a load or borax ore is 100 tons. This...

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  • One of the Worlds Largest Supply of...

    This facility celebrates 131 years of business in California. Borax Vital Statistics: Operates California's largest open bit mine, one of two world class borate deposits on the planet, supplies nearly half the world's demand for industrial borates.What are borates?Borates are minerals containing boron, fifth element on Periodic Table, trace amounts...

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  • TWENTY MULE TEAM

    Twenty Mule Teams which were 7,800 pound wagons each hauling at least 12 tons of borax and bone on wheels seven feet high with eight inch steal tires with a train that measured 160 feet long with the best trained twenty mules. They then transported the Borax to the Mojave Desert Railhead 165 miles of scorching desert heat in the summer and freezing...

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  • You'll only see these in the Mojave...

    This plant can only be found in the Mojave Desert USA in areas above the 2000 feet level in soil of coarse sand and fine silt. Many have been found to be as old as 150 years if not more. They grow very slowly about 3 inches per year for average. It is not really considered a tree but as a Yucca belonging to the Agave Family - A Lily. It does not...

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  • Col. Vernon P. Saxon Jr. Aerospace...

    This beautifully done museum has many wonderful displays of material from our surrounding local aerospace history. From the humble beginnings of Muroc community on a dry lake bed to becoming Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory, and NASA Dryden the premier of Flight Testing and Space Exploration. This museum is providing many...

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  • Desert Discoveries

    What a great little gem! In this vintage building you'll find the propietor David Eyre busy at work putting wonderful collection of rocks he mines himself by hand at the Borax mining facility together either for sale or he is busy putting boxes together for shipments around the world. Stop by and say "Howdy" and checkout his wonderful store. He...

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  • Boron Twenty Mule Team Museum

    Gosh, what a wonderful little museum filled with displays of a era gone by. Really neat pesentations available of videos and little seating areas that gives a lot of the imformation about the local area. Wonderful old historice portraits everywhere that are very unique to see. It's looks really small from the outside but it is extended towards the...

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  • Blue Star Memorial By Way~

    Located in front the of Boron Chamber of Commerce/Twenty Mule Team Museum is a small, but significant Blue Star Memorial (By Way) Plaque. List of Where the Blue Star Memorials are at.Caltrans site of Blue Star Memorials

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Boron Hotels

  • Boron Motel

    This little Motel is in walking distance of the Museum. It is very convenient, clean and simple.

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Boron Restaurants

  • Mexican Food!

    We use to eat here at lunch quite often, but they were having timing issues so we stopped coming. So we gave them another try and it has improved. We got our meals fast and they food was very good.The decor is very comfortable and the food is authentic. There are some fantastic photographs that decorate the walls and reminds you of the influence...

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  • Great Food and Service!

    We decided to try something new and discovered a wonderful little gem of a restaurant among the stark desert. The food is great, cheap, and you get more than your monies worth here. The service is excellent. It is not a fancy place, but it is clean. We enjoy coming here a lot.

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  • Country Home Cooking Here

    This is another wonderful restaurant you'll find in Boron. Lots of food to choose from the menu. Very tasty and you'll enjoy every bit. Simple decor and friendly smiles.

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Boron Shopping

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  • Antique Unique

    Lots of character here! Some businesses do not have very large buildings, but it doesn't mean there might not be something your looking for. A very unique shop, has a little bit of everything.;-)

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  • More Antiques

    Boron is not a big city, but one thing he does have is character. Antique stores kind of come and go, but one always pops up. This place Lots of different items here. Yet if you get here and its not open, I am sure if you drive up and down this street, there will be one or two other stores open.

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Boron Warnings and Dangers

  • Gravel everywhere!

    I thought this sign was very important due to the extent of all the loose gravel everywhere. So running is not advisable nor are high heel shoes. Please wear low heeled shoes or boots even.

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  • SOFT DIRT ROAD WITH DROP OFF!

    This is the road up to the Borax Vistor Center. It is sort of steep, has gravel put down for safety, has speed limits and markers to reflect the corners at night. Yet, please take it easy driving up and coming down on this road. They have put up dirty burms, but it would still not keep a car or truck from going off the edge. One side is a pit, so...

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  • What A Hoot!

    You are not seeing things, I repeat not seeing things. This sign is very for real. The reason it is posted this way is to get the vistors attention, which it does. There is a lot of traffic at this plant from trucks, trains, and people walking about. So, please keep the speed down.

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Boron Off The Beaten Path

  • Twenty Mule Team Mural and things to...

    I like to include these due to I think they are a picture of our future and past. Murals tell a story and sometimes a very important story. These are just across from Domingo's.2702 Twenty Team RoadDirections:In the midst of the Mojave Desert 30 miles West of Barstow Hwy 15 and 30 miles East of Mojave on Hwy 58.Across the street of Domingo's...

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  • Blue Star Memorial Higway~

    After World War II, a nationwide movement was started to pay tribute to the nation's armed forces, by designating various State and national routes as "Blue Star Memorial Highways." In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. approved the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker program. California Garden Clubs, Inc. accepted the program in...

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  • Erin Brockovich Filmed some in Boron

    A lot of people do not realized how much these little desert communities are still desired in the movie community. I grew up watching movie sets being built, shot, and sometimes dismantle and away they go to the next movie shot. I try to included these little secrets as much as I can. This is just one more neat fact that Boron can boast about...

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    24-hour Interactive Visitor Kiosk

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 28, 2011

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    Favorite thing: This is a 24-hour interactive visitor kiosk. Designed and operated by the Board of Trade, the kiosk will provide around-the-clock visitor information to travelers. The unit, designed to withstand the harsh elements. It works very simply, it is a touch pad screen and it offers all kinds of information for the whole county. Very helpful I think. Located right next door to the Twenty Mule Team Museum, 26962 Twenty Mule Team Road Boron, CA 93516.

    Kern County Vistor Center Kiosk

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