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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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Worth it For Having a Guided Ranger Tour

There are some very intricate rock formations on this tour. The main interest is in having the ranger impart his knowledge of the various types of cave formations. Just bear in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are some very intricate rock formations on this tour. The main interest is in having the ranger impart his knowledge of the various types of cave formations. Just bear in mind that, as it's a guided tour, you're moved along at a fair pace. This means that you're not supposed to stop to take photos while the group is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Be sure to have the Natural Entrance and Big Room self guided tours on your itinerary before adding King's Palace. If you have time, this tour is a worthwhile addition as a ranger also guides you through the trail. One of the most unique things on this tour was getting to experiencing total darkness and listening to the dropping of... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My family loved this tour. I went through the standard, self guided, tour a decade ago. My wife went when she was a child and doesn't really remember it. I wanted to look a little further this time and decided to pay for a guided tour. Our guide was goofy and made my 10 year old smile with every silly... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was the only tour we were able to take because everything else was booked. It was well worth the small amount of money it cost.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had been told about the Caverns, but they far surpassed our expectations. The formations are the best I have seen, and the size of the caverns are staggering. Our guide was very good and made the place come alive for us. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hot Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Everytime I go to Carlsbad, I think "we can probably skip the King's Palace since we've done it so much", but again we go. We always are glad we did. This area of the cavern is so much more ornate than the self guided tour it is well worth the extra expense and time.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

0 difficulty. Meet by bathrooms. A separate part on tour to reduce damage. Very beautiful. We did big room, natural entrance, kings palace and slaughter canyon. Loved them all. All different and worth it.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You can only see the King's palace on a guided tour. The ranger was good and gave a lot of interesting information. It costs extra money above the entrance fee, but overall I enjoyed it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This excursion, led by Mark, was an excellent introduction to the caverns. Mark gave a great explanation of how the caves were formed. He also pointed out the various features of caves that would be seen in most of the other caverns. He gave a good history of the discovery of the caverns and dramatized for us what it must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enjoyed about a one-mile ranger guided walk through a series of large and smaller cavern rooms. At times, people at the end of the group could not easily hear the ranger's commentary. Recommend smaller groups, such as 30-40 max. Timing: Friday morning in early May. Reservations made ahead of time: Yes, about two weeks earlier. Noticed that Saturday tours were... More 

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Address: Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 5757852232
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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