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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 5757852232
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The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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Totally eye candy and no calories! We took the self guided tour and while I had been there as a child there was totally a new appreciation as to the size and magnificence of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Winter Haven, Florida
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Totally eye candy and no calories! We took the self guided tour and while I had been there as a child there was totally a new appreciation as to the size and magnificence of this underground wonderland. IF space was flat, which of course it isn't, over 6 football fields could fit into the over 8 acres as you meander... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit Carlsbad Caverns because you need to see the vastness of this place! It is a pretty much dead cave systerm, but there are little bits of new growth coming through here and there. It was a great learning experience and I would do it again.

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Inyokern, CA
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As my primary goal on this long drive to a Houston cruise, I was very disappointed to see so little after working so hard with elevator broken for maybe weeks, and a major lighting maintenance job underway! Be sure to call ahead for status. As a senior, I work out several times a week, almost sprinted for a mile and... More 

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Santa Fe
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is remarkable. Every turn reveals a different vista of underground water and earth creativity. otherworldly formations and enormous rooms. I never felt claustrophobic or fearful. It is full of wonder. Dark but lots of NP workers about monitoring the place. One of my favorite things was the 'iceberg'. Elevator was not working and you have to use your... More 

Thank XenaSfe
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229 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an amazing space but it also could be exhausting because it is so large. Make sure you eat your breakfast before you go down...I didn't and than I regretted because my hunger spoiled some of the experiences at the end...I was rushing.... But never the least when I got there I was first! There was no one around... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking all the way down and, with the broken elevator, having to walk all the way back, not everyone that day saw the Big Room. We're glad we did. It was beautiful and worth the walk.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love caves. I really do. But this is something special. The sheer size of the Big Room and the diversity of the rock formations left me speechless. Well, almost. A very special place, which we felt honoured to have visited, especially as one of us uses a mobility scooter. The lift and the concrete paths made it possible to... More 

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words alone cannot describe this room I mean it is like a quarter mile long and almost 40, yes 40, stories high at one point. DO IT!

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Marysville, Washington
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were in the process of replacing the lighting system. Unfortunately for us, it was dark. Lots of neat formations. You are supposed to whisper. It is nice to have it be quiet in there. Bring your camera and a super high powered light.

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Dieppe, NB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once there, plenty of parking. Be aware that you should wear good walking shoes since the walkway can be slippery in spots. You’ll probably want a sweater and pants but that should be sufficient. Temp in the cave was mid-fifties. If you’re there at sunset, you can watch the bats leave the “bat cave” from the trail leading down to... More 

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