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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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Great tour...a LOT of information.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Amanda B
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A larger tour for sure but some of the most iconic and beautiful rooms in the cavern. I certainly recommend it.

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Jacksonville, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The King's Palace is a set of 4 cavern rooms open only for ranger guided tours, and should be booked in advance if you are operating on a schedule. We booked an afternoon tour since we planned on spending the morning exploring the caverns on our own. That worked out great, and even left time for the hour it took... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were able to get on a tour same day but I'd highly suggest making reservations on-line ahead of time. We got the last spot on the last tour of the day. This ranger led-tour is really something. The formations are just incredible and the limited number of people really adds to the experience. At one point the ranger turns... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We signed up for the King's Palace tour and it didn't disappoint! It was nice to go with a group and have a ranger give more history and information about the caves. After my husband and I finished the King's Palace tour we walked through the natural entrance and toured the Big Room. We were glad we saw both. It... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I wouldn't miss this tour. It is cheap and easy, and the guide helps you understand the whole cave system better. The one we had (Josh) was funny and very knowledgeable about the matter. The visit itself is well paced, no hurrying and with stops for the explanations. The most interesting part is when they explain about how the cavern... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I used this guided tour as a introduction to the caverns, and wasn't disappointed. The ranger was great at explaining the caves, how they were explored in the early days, and shut off all the lights to show how dark it really is down there. I felt like I understood what I was seeing a lot more, and appreciated the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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