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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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We chose to take the self guided tour of the Big Room because it seemed to be the easiest. When we were here 40 years ago, we used the natural entrance. This time we had to use... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Pasadena, Texas
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Pasadena, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We chose to take the self guided tour of the Big Room because it seemed to be the easiest. When we were here 40 years ago, we used the natural entrance. This time we had to use the elevator both descending & ascending. Oh, the joy of growing older! The room is beautiful and is a must see while at... More 

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Gerenzano, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is a great place! Nice walk into the cavern system. The "light" is spectacular, and all the shape of the rocks are incredible! You must have a tour in this favolous place. It is suggested to have a walk starting from the outside entrance (by foot and not with the elevator!).

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Denver
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45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We only went to the big room. It was amazing, actually amazing doesn't do it justice... You have to see for yourself. We took our children and it took us about 2+ hours to walk through the big room only, we took our time, let the kids admire the beauty. They kept requesting to take pictures in different area. Wear... More 

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Vancouver
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Loved this! I've always wanted to see the bats take flight but I was too early in the season. The caverns though were worth my time regardless. I spent all day walking the two self guided sections and paid for the King's Room tour. All was incredible. I couldn't believe how big the Big Room was. Definitely worth a see.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Best part is that you can get into that part of the Carlsbad Caverns even you and not in good physical shape. Just take the elevator down. You will see real beauty of the underground world. Plan for at least 2 hours. Take a jacket: it is not very cold inside, but definitely much colder then on the ground level.

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Central Indiana
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

There's a reason it's called a cavern and not a cave - it's huge! Mammoth Cave may be longer, but does not have the huge open areas this cave has. We appreciated the self guided aspect of the cavern since we arrived after the guided tours were finished around 2:30. The natural entrance closes at 2pm but elevator access is... More 

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

This is a huge cave. After touring the big room, you'll never have to your another cave again. There is no cave like this one.

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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

The Caverns are just too amazing for words. If you are able to get around it is a must see! Everything is great! There was nothing we disliked!

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Rolla, Missouri
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Huge! Amazing natural art! Don't forget a flashlight. You need a good camera to take decent pictures. Love this place! Beautiful.

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Redlands, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fascinating sights to see, discreetly lighted to enhance the views of the high ceilings and odd shapes. Water crystal clear but working on the walls and caves to produce incredible shapes and columns. Not to be missed.

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