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Celebrate Star Wars Day at Furnace Creek

Celebrate Star Wars Day at Furnace Creek

Written by: , April 28th, 2015


You don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away for the ultimate getaway—just head to Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley.

It’s been said that Death Valley National Park is like a whole different planet, apparently  George Lucas agreed. Which is why he chose to film both “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” and “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” in the national park.

In honor of Star Wars Day, May 4th, we encourage visitors to explore the other-worldly terrain that helped to inspire these classic flicks. Journey to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Desolation Canyon, Golden Canyon, Dante’s View, and Artist’s Palette to stand where the actors stood in 1977.