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Big Room

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.
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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful formations coupled with well placed lighting. Natures artwork at its best. We liked everything about this fun and educational walk. Perfect for families.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Just a must see experience. The Bat flight, the great room. It is a bit out of the way but worth the trip!!!

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Cleveland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is my sixth cavern to visit and by far this one is the largest. The big room is HUGE!!! So many photo opportunities and amazing cave formations. This cave is not to be missed. It's a self guided tour so you can take all the time you want. Have fun

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Carlsbad Caverns never ceases to amaze me. I have been 3 times in my life, once when I was 6, once when I was pregnant with my youngest, and yesterday, and my youngest is now almost 7. Each time was a unique and exciting adventure! Because of me forgetting proper footwear, we didn't get to do the natural entrance as... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful walking tour in the heart of the caverns! This room is HUGE! It is an approx 1.2 mile walking loop around this "room". This was great for seeing many different formations and the power of water and time. Hard to believe that a man with a lantern initially spent so much time exploring such a dark area. Hail to... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have been in many caves all over the world but this one--by far--was the most cavernous (if you will). The 750ft elevator ride down kind of set the mood and the wide open gift shop area/cafeteria built in and around the rock was a nice surprise. We toured the Big Room at about 9:00am and had the entire cavern... More

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Key Largo, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Pretty cool place, took the natural hike down into the caves to see the big room. Spent about 2 hours between the hike down and looking at all the things in the big room. Visitor's center is nice and informative. The park rangers are also very nice. We also... More

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Indonesia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have never seen such a big cave in one room. The cave is beautiful but not as decorative as I expect. It's beautiful and magnificent nonetheless.

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Dothan, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This part of the cave is exceptional. It is so big, you can fit 16 football fields in this room. My aunt has claustrophobia but did well in this cavern.

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Peterborough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As a kid, I heard about Carlsbad Caverns and always wanted to visit so this was an absolute treat. Words do not adequately describe the formations. The walkway is wide so there is plenty of room to linger and take in all the details. We visited on a weekday in May which may have accounted for fewer people. The elevator... More

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