Shoshone, California, is a small town of about 30 people located near Death Valley National Park. To the north is Death Valley Junction and to the south is Baker. Shoshone provides the last services before the Furnace Creek area of the park.



There isn’t much to do in town, but there’s a gift shop and the Crowbar Café and Saloon. If you’re passing through and need gas, just know you’ll pay a much higher price there.

Crowbar Café and Saloon in Shoshone, California

Crowbar Café and Saloon


Shoshone Museum

The Shoshone Museum doubles as a gift shop and visitor center. Outside, you can see a rusted antique car as well as antique gas pumps. There’s old mining equipment displayed in the yard next to the building.

Shoshone Museum in Shoshone, California

Shoshone Museum

Old mining equipment at the Shoshone Museum in Shoshone, California

Old mining equipment

Inside the museum, you’ll find photos and artifacts about the history of the town, which was founded in 1910 as a mining town. Mammoth bones, found in the area, are also on display. Admission is free but a donation is suggested.

Shoshone Museum in Shoshone, California

Inside the museum

Mammoth bones at the Shoshone Museum in Shoshone, California

Mammoth bones

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