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Big Room

Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.
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Lakeway, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

There is some elevation gain/descent for this part of the cavern, and it does take a couple of hours to walk through it. My recommendation is to go early in the morning, particularly when the park is busy. Avoid Spring Break, try a winter trip. It is much better when there are fewer people; other times, it is liking walking... More

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New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of the coolest places we have ever been! Carlsbad Caverns was such a treat to see - something you have to see in a lifetime. The Big Room is massive and pretty easy to walk around (there are some sections that are not ADA Accessible - but that is well marked). The guide gave us a few pointers before... More

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Outstanding formations, and the temperture was nice and cool. The humidity still made you sweat. Nice self paced tour and great exercise.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What an incredible experience it was. It was so wonderful to discover what nature is capable of. Such beautiful formations and such a tranquil moment it was. Definitely a workout getting all the way to the bottom but thank goodness for the elevator ride back to the top.

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful formations coupled with well placed lighting. Natures artwork at its best. We liked everything about this fun and educational walk. Perfect for families.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just a must see experience. The Bat flight, the great room. It is a bit out of the way but worth the trip!!!

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Cleveland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is my sixth cavern to visit and by far this one is the largest. The big room is HUGE!!! So many photo opportunities and amazing cave formations. This cave is not to be missed. It's a self guided tour so you can take all the time you want. Have fun

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Carlsbad Caverns never ceases to amaze me. I have been 3 times in my life, once when I was 6, once when I was pregnant with my youngest, and yesterday, and my youngest is now almost 7. Each time was a unique and exciting adventure! Because of me forgetting proper footwear, we didn't get to do the natural entrance as... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wonderful walking tour in the heart of the caverns! This room is HUGE! It is an approx 1.2 mile walking loop around this "room". This was great for seeing many different formations and the power of water and time. Hard to believe that a man with a lantern initially spent so much time exploring such a dark area. Hail to... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been in many caves all over the world but this one--by far--was the most cavernous (if you will). The 750ft elevator ride down kind of set the mood and the wide open gift shop area/cafeteria built in and around the rock was a nice surprise. We toured the Big Room at about 9:00am and had the entire cavern... More

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