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Giant Dome

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of the most impressive limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns is the Giant Dome, which stands...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Henderson, Nevada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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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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Santa Barbara, California
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405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Giant Dome is an unique rock formation that is quite large. It is one of the Carlsbad Cavern's truly amazing formations. If I remember correctly it is located in the Big Room.

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Colorado
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246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It's hard to really describe the Giant Dome; it's such a unique huge rock formation, one of the Carlsbad Cavern's truly remarkable sites. You simply have to see this to appreciate it.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

A must see if you are traveling in New Mexico. We were touring the southwest when we decided to stop at the Carlsbad Caverns. It was so incredible that I can't describe how I felt but breathless. To us, it was better then the Grand Canyon.

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