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In A Universe Not That Far Away (Death Valley) Is Where Some Of The Original ‘Star Wars’ Was Filmed

May 17, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

When the 1977 movie Star Wars is seen at Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, it starts inevitable tales of when the movie’s director came to this true American Oasis in 3.3 million square miles of desert, oasis and mountain national park to film and transport people to another galaxy.

Past generations of employees have shared stories with newer generations and certainly know where the movie locations are. These include the breathtakingly and picturesque locations throughout Death Valley National Park including Dante’s View, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Desolations Canyon, Artist’s Drive and Golden Canyon – all just a quick 20 to 40 minute drive from the Resort.

While Death Valley may seem like another universe to vacationers, those in the know have also found an “oasis-like planet” that is the luxurious, AAA Four-Diamond Inn at Furnace Creek and the family-friendly Ranch at Furnace Creek.

So for those that want to pay homage to the real movie locations and sets, this is the place. And if you want to explore the universe, this is the place – it’s one of the only gold-tier designated International Dark Sky Parks in the United States where stargazers can actually see the Milky Way with the naked eye.

In celebration of the new Star Wars movie, Furnace Creek Resort is hyper-spacing an exclusive map for guests leading them to the filming locations that are easily accessible via car. Rates* begin at $339 at The Inn and only $119 at The Ranch. The temperature is also ideal in “winter” at Death Valley, with January highs averaging 67 degrees; February averaging highs of 73 degrees; and March averaging highs of 82 degrees.

For information, details and reservations, access www.furnacecreekresort.com or dial 800-236-7916.

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