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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Pasadena, Texas
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Pasadena, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
68 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We got frustrated trying to figure out which formation was the lion's tail...then we looked up and what do you know...it looks just like a the tail of a lion ;)

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Dickinson, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

These formations were so unique and amazingly like a lion's tail. Can't imagine how they named them . . . LOL!

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Republic, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We bought the Carlsbad Caverns book at the book store which explained how this formation came into existence.

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El Paso, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
131 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's really looked like a lion's tail. For my family, we always like to play a game to guess the name of the bizzard stones in the cavern. Use your imagination, you might find a better name for those stalagmites and stalactites.

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