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Address: , Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 5757852232
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: This area of the Caverns contain the most stalactites and stalagmites, and...
This area of the Caverns contain the most stalactites and stalagmites, and must be visited with a guide.
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New Lighting Adds to Magnificence

DO pony up the extra money for this tour - and book early! This part of the cave system is surprisingly intimate and magnificent at the same time. A new LED lighting system has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Indiana
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

DO pony up the extra money for this tour - and book early! This part of the cave system is surprisingly intimate and magnificent at the same time. A new LED lighting system has just been installed and it really heightens the dramatic experience. If you can, try to take the tour with Ranger Christina. She has a background in... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Carlsbad Caverns more times than I can count. This time, I decided to take the Park Ranger guided tour with my grandkids. I bought my ticket a week early and was glad I did when I saw the line to buy that day. Our Ranger was terrific. Very informative, loads of fun and a great learning... More 

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Paola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was the first room discovered in the late 1800's. Magnificent stalagtite and stalagmite formations.

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ranger Lee was our guide and did a great job of blending history, humor, geology and real science. The King's Palace is worth the extra time and helps to explain the features in other caves of the system like the Big Room. Turning out the lights and listening to the quiet of the drips was amazing.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The tour is about 1 hr 45mins and costs $8/person. It is really informative and took us to four other sections of the cave system that had some more beautiful formations. The ranger gave us great history of explorations in the cave and experiencing the "dark out" was very impressive. There are some really steep areas on this walk.

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Austin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very entertaining park ranger guided us through the king's palace, queen's chamber and a few other rooms you cannot access without doing a guided tour. The entire family enjoyed it.

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Euless, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a ranger led tour. If you have time, a must do. We went the day before bought our tickets for the first tour next day. You will not get to see this area without the guide.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

One has to visit to feel how he would like to be a king in this natural phenomena - probably in his next birth.

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This tour is great for everyone. It has paved paths throughout and no difficult terrain. There is an elevator that takes you down to the cave (there is an optional natural entrance). It is a rather long tour, but there were several times where the guide stopped the tour to explain things such as the history of how the cave... More 

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Stinnett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

vibrant colors and Ranger Alyssa was GREAT informative. fun interesting going down 750 feet was great

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