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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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One of the most impressive limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns is the...

One of the most impressive limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns is the Giant Dome, which stands 62 feet high, 16 feet in diameter, and bears a resemblance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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No admission because elevators were NOT working. Great exercise, I got my 10,000 steps in easy. Make sure you are in good health because if you are not you are putting your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Clinton, Maryland
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Clinton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No admission because elevators were NOT working. Great exercise, I got my 10,000 steps in easy. Make sure you are in good health because if you are not you are putting your health at risk. The scene was awe-inspiring. natural beauty at every turn. God made, man had NOTHING to do with this.

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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This can be seen while on a tour at Carlsbad Caverns. I don't think this warrants its own entry on trip advisor.

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Thank western u
Neenah, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I loved looking at all the formations in the caverns but this was one of my favorites. It's towering over you and thousands of years old. Truly spectacular

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Thank Snowflake1211
Tottenham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This by far was my favourite section from my visit. I liked it so much that I went out and got a picture blown up and framed. Know how to use the features on your camera or cell phone to get the best results and you will take pictures like the pro's do!

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everyone who is able and has any and I mean any interest should check out this great place. It doesn't matter if you aren't outdoorsy or an experienced caver. It's well worth the trip!

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This formation is in the Big Room, so you will see it when you do the walk through it. It's a huge pillar with wonderful designs and texture in it - someone else here described it as thousands of little trees, and they're right, it does remind me of that. Exquisitely beautiful, nature at it's best. Don't miss it!

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The giant dome is just a single formation within the cavern--it's pretty cool, but doesn't really need a separate review from the caverns themselves. When you walk through the Big Room, you'll see it.

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Thank Peg C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

There is little not worth seeing, but this is worth it for sure. had a great time with the visit. Loved it

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one of the most impressive formations in Carlsbad Cavern's Big Room. It's over 60 feet tall, about as tall as a six-story building. Looks more like a pillar than a dome. What's even more impressive than the size is the delicate formations on it. Looks like thousands of tiny trees grown in layers on top of each other.... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's amazing when I saw those giant stalagmites. It's hard to imagine that those stalagmites have grown for thousands of millions of years and are still growing.

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