Furnace Creek is the heart of Death Valley and the best place to begin your visit to this incredible natural wonder. Experience the 1800s with a visit to the Furnace Creek Ranch, including the Borax Museum, 49er Café, Wrangler Steakhouse, and Corkscrew Saloon. The four-diamond Furnace Creek Inn resort opened in 1927, and every detail comes with a story. Furnace Creek Inn has played host to movie stars and world leaders. Enjoy modern amenities too, with an 18 hole golf course, 19th Hole Snackbar, swimming pools, tennis courts, great dining at the Inn Dining Room, saloons and gift shops. New in 2008: the largest private solar panel array in the U.S. Annual special events include the 49ers Reenactment, Art Shows and Astronomy events.