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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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Beautiful!

Like the Natural Cave Entrance, this walk is about one mile. You get to see all the great formations of rock, as well as pools and sediment buildups. It is hard to describe this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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374 reviews 374 reviews
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Like the Natural Cave Entrance, this walk is about one mile. You get to see all the great formations of rock, as well as pools and sediment buildups. It is hard to describe this place in words, it is just well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited over memorial day weekend - we got there one minute before closing on the last elevator. It was amazing to visit and words cannot describe the size and experience. We did not find the walk difficult - the crowds yes, but it was well managed. At the end, it took 30 minutes to get on the elevator but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Big Room is unbelievable in size and scope. Most, if not every form of cave formation can be found here in abundance. It rivals the Baroque cathedrals in Europe with it's ornate crenellations, all nature made, without the slightest regard for whether or not the eyes of humans ever view them. The caverns are lit to accentuate features and... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Take elevators down, walk around, oooh and aaaawwe, then be brave and hike OUT and up the natural entrance. IF YOUR KNEES AND HEART CAN TAKE IT!

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New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Massive. Incredible. Breath-taking. Although some passages are slick, it can host wheelchairs to a certain point. All the paths are paved and it was so fun to see some of the wet structures literally being formed right before your eyes.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have waited many years to visit, but it was well worth the wait. We took the elevator down as friends we were with thought the best to be seen was in the Big Room. We didn't rent the guide because I thought I would have to use something in my ear, but that's not the way this one worked.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Finally got to see this after many years, & it was so worth the wait & I already wanna plan to go back to see the rest. It was much bigger than I could've imagined & so spectacular! It got a bit chilly, so maybe a light jacket would be good to bring along. :) Definitely one of my top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here with my fiancé and was a great trip! Simply amazing and breathtaking caves, so surreal. We ended up taking the elevator down since we were running late and could get there around 1:30 pm. It will be better to take the walk down to enjoy the whole experience a bit more so its better to get there early.

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denver
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Big Room is,,,, HUGE, and incredibly impressive. It is impossible to describe the magnificence and over powering magnitude, beauty and surreal quality of this natural wonder. Well lighted with Rangers around to help with questions. Just a beautiful experience. And, the Natural Entrance by comparison is really just a small introduction and not nearly as awe inspiring and spectacular.... More 

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Seattle
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Words cannot describe how incredibly beautiful this cavern is... but here is an attempt: --nature carved --unusual shapes --stalagtites & stalagmites --straws, curtains, bubbles --streams and ponds --HUGE room with a meandering trail --triggers the imagination --feeds your soul --cool and dark, but with enough light to see the trail and highlight the formations --definitely definitely don't miss this --free... More 

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