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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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Magnificent

Carlsbad cavern is magnificent. We spent 9am to 4pm inside the cavern. It has amazing natural beauty. We just went out when it announced it will be last trip of the elevator trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carlsbad cavern is magnificent. We spent 9am to 4pm inside the cavern. It has amazing natural beauty. We just went out when it announced it will be last trip of the elevator trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to drink in the wonders of this magnificent place. It's enormous, so you never feel enclosed. The grandeur of what you're seeing makes it definitely worth doing the whole tour around, at a slow pace, which you can do, as it's self-guided. Hence, no one is moving you along quickly.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took the elevator down and back up and were glad that we did! It is a huge room and takes more than hour to walk and look at all of the beautiful things. I have been in a few caves and this one is by far the very best! You will not feel closed in as it is very... More 

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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Big Room is spectacular! I found myself feeling as if I were on another planet. Every turn is just as unique as the next. I would encourage everyone to your the Big Room. If the family is hot and tired; refresh them by taking them 750 ft. Below !!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The sheer size and abundance of speleothems in this cavern will amaze you. Take the time to go around the full loop and you won't regret it. If you want to take good photos, taking a tripod is essential.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Do not take the short cut, go all the way around the big room. Awe inspiring!!! So glad we did it!!!

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Skane County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited the caves in May 2013 and dream back often. Great formations all over and much thanks to the innovative lightning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Awe inspiring walk thru the Caverns. You'll have a better, more informative tour if you stop by the bookstore at the Visitor's Center and rent an audio-wand for $5. Wands are very easy to use, even in the dark. Helps explain what you are looking at as a lot of the Cavern's formations ARE covered by the audio self tours... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's a huge cavern, hundreds of feet underground. What else is there to say? Beautiful and impressive.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did the self-guided tour after seeing the Kings Palace, definitely worthwhile. For us it was the story of how these caverns were discovered and explored that really captured our imagination.

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Address: Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 5757852232
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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