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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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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Good, easy tour

I didn't have much choice, since all other tours have been already sold out. So we went for King's Palace tour with few adults and few kids. I cannot compare this tour with other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Jacenty_1967
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I didn't have much choice, since all other tours have been already sold out. So we went for King's Palace tour with few adults and few kids. I cannot compare this tour with other tours, but I'm pretty happy with that one. It's easy, practically everybody can make it. Whole cave is beautiful, so taking a tour is really about... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Sign up for the tour. The information that you gain from this to her to a restricted area is very informative and entertaining.

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South Haven, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Totally amazing tour, fairly easy walk. We couldn't take enough pictures! Jeremy our park ranger guide was fantastic! If you get the chance to go, don't pass it up. You will never forget it. Another thing to mark off of my bucket list.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We are so happy after taking this tour It was an amazing experience! The ranger was really excellence guide !!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Kings Palace, Queens room and papoose room are part of a ranger led tour and are a good addition to natural entrance and big room tour. Both are ornate and explanations and review of history are entertaining and enlightening. Children enjoy lights out portion of tour. Is not strenuous.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I believe our ranger's name was Jeff (former school teacher). He did a great job, and my entire family enjoyed the tour very much. Out of the natural entrance tour (my favorite), the Big Room, and King's Palace, my husband and 3 kids said they liked the King's Palace tour the best! We took the natural entrance tour in (took... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Buy your tickets online and early! Guided tours take you where general admission doesn't. The formations were amazing and the tour went by quickly with so much to see and learn. The ranger that guided our tour, as well as others we encountered through the caverns, are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Everything we learned on the guided tour made our... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

You really need to do this tour when you visit Carlsbad Caverns. The geology is spectacular and the ranger led tour will make the experience even more memorable. Our guide was awesome and gave us a nice summary of the history of the caverns and really made us think about the wonder of this cave and it's past. We also... More 

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Green Valley
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an amazing national treasure, a bit off the beaten path but worth going to. Even if you have to travel through west Texas to get there, worth it! We had a reservations which was good because this tour was sold out when we arrived. Long but not strenuous, nicely paved and good handrails for the "ups" and "downs".... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Your have to pre-purchase this tour. It is well worth it. Just be sure you have enough time for the Big Room which is a MUST

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