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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Description: An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.

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Another Great Carlsbad cave formation

I think I saw every formation available in this cave plus a few. The lions tail was one of these pluses. Popcorn formations on a Stalactite make it look like a lions tail. What... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Buzzard92
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Belton, Texas
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Belton, Texas
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I think I saw every formation available in this cave plus a few. The lions tail was one of these pluses. Popcorn formations on a Stalactite make it look like a lions tail. What a great cool adventure to learn some STEM with the family.

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Colt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is on the self guided tour of Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Great History in this cave. Worth the visit.

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Looked like a lions tail, it's overhead and you might have to step to the side to get the full effect

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Seattle
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119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Someone pointed this formation out to us as we were walking along in the Big Room - yes, it truly does look exactly like a lion's tail. And quite large too - coming down from above.

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Pasadena, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

At number 25 in the big room you will find a really cool formation. Actually there are two. You will have no trouble seeing that they resemble a lions tail. I think this one was my favorite. If you are a geocacher be sure to grab a virtual here.

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Central Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've been in several caves and the Lion's Tail is sight I've never seen before. Looks just like a lion's tail. Seen on the self guided tour so can be seen with just the admission charge for the park.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There were many fascinating formations within the Caverns, and some of the descriptions/names were better than others. This, however, just looks exactly like what the name says!

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Lion's Tail is one formation within the caverns. Not sure why it has a separate review from the entire attraction. It's pretty cool--actually does look like a lion's tail hanging from the ceiling.

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Beulah, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very interesting! So fun to see how different people interpret various formations. This DOES look like a lions tail.

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Oklahoma City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Okay, you're walking along a dimly lit path in a very large cave in North America. It's cool, it's dark, you round a corner, one thing you don't expect to find is a lion's tail dangling in front of you! Wait, it isn't moving, in fact it's technically a stalactite with what they call "popcorn" on near the lower end... More 

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

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