Visitor Center

Discover Hidden Treasure

Buried deep in the Mojave Desert is one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet. You will also find the Borax Visitor Center, one of the best kept secrets of the Southern California desert. Built in 1997, it had more than 126,845 visitors as of the end of 2010.

Free Admission

The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:45 p.m.), excluding major holidays and weather permitting. Admission is free, but all donations support local community organizations through our nonprofit foundation. Parking is accessible to recreational vehicles.

Be sure to visit the Twenty Mule Team Museum when you’re in town:
26962 Twenty Mule Team Road.

The Borax Visitor Center Foundation

The Borax Visitor Center Foundation – made up of company and community leaders – oversees the disbursement of Visitor Center funds. All admission fees are donated to local non-profit organizations.

Contact the Visitor Center:

visitor.center@riotinto.com (760) 762-7588

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Map & Directions

 

  • Golden State Freeway (5) to
  • Antelope Valley Freeway (14 North) to
  • Highway 58 East
  • Exit Borax Road
  • Go left and follow the signs