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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Watch for it in the Big Room

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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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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Santa Barbara, California
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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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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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