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Address: , Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 5757852232
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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This was a great experience. I would recommend walking down to it and then riding the elevator back to the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Guin, Alabama
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Guin, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience. I would recommend walking down to it and then riding the elevator back to the top.

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Rowlett, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This was a huge room. AMAZING! Be prepared to be down here for a while. The trail has you circle all the way around. There is even an option for a short cut. Restrooms are available down at the Big Room entrance by the elevator up. I loved it and started to point out objects I saw in the rocks... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After doing the Natural Entrance and the King's Palace, we weren't sure whether we wanted to do another 2.25 miles. But, it was worth the extra miles! So many splendorous rock formations. Look for the rope hanging down from the Spirit World ceiling cave in the Top of the Cross area of the Big Room. The rope has an interesting... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's such a large room and it's hard to believe that nature made it. There is a little cafe down there and bathroom facilities. You can walk or take an elevator. There is limited wheel chair/stroller access so be aware you won't be able to see the whole trail. The formations are tremendously beautiful and when you think about how... More 

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Austin, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Truly miraculous sites to see inside this cave. Awesome escape from the summer heat. Definitely bring a small hoodie. It's quite chilly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had been to Carlsbad Caverns several times as a child. Coming back as an adult it was even more incredible. What a treasure. We have two small children (2 & 3 1/2), so we took the elevator down and just did the Big Room. The kids enjoyed it and made up stories about the formations along the way. We'll... More 

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A must see! Just ride the elevator down and spned your time in the Big Room!! Most people we spoke to said the walk down was a waste of time.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is incredible and impossible to describe. Not to br missed. When I go back again I will walk in and take the elevator back. I got the $5.00 audio program guide. It was very disappointing in the beginning but the last half explanations were worth the price. I give the attraction 5 stars and the audio guide a 2.5

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Tottenham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Take your time take it all in. Go early and be amazed. There are several room to visit, it best to know how to use all the settings on your camera or cell phone to get the best results.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Magnificent room that no human designer or architect can create. It is millions of years of this Ms Nature architect.

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