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

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One of many stunning formations

The Lion's Tail was one of the many formations in the Big Room that had a sign explaining what this was called. It definitely earned it's name, since it is easy to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann G
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lion's Tail was one of the many formations in the Big Room that had a sign explaining what this was called. It definitely earned it's name, since it is easy to see the resemblance to a lion's tail!

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Thank Ann G
Bunch, Oklahoma
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78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It almost looks like a couple of lions sat down and draped their tails over the edge. This formation is in the Big Room.

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Thank Darrel-Carol
Mt Airy NC
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384 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

As far as I know, this is the only one of these in the world. It was fun to walk under it and look up. Part of the cave walk.

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Thank Gina S
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

If you don't have a good camera, there are plenty of postcards done by professional photographers to choose from in the souvenir shop!

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Thank Pam B
Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The lions tails are neat. They can be viewed on a self guided tour of the big room. Bring a bright light so you can look at the formations you want to while walking around the smooth trail.

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Thank western u
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

this really looks like the lion tail...what an amazing art of nature ..amazed by the creativity and the identification to give the name

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Thank ashah28
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's always amazing to see what this earth has in store for our eyes to see. To imagine how many years it takes for this to drip slowly and finally joining together is mind boggling.

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Thank Charles C
Neenah, Wisconsin
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This formation is in the Big Room trail. It's not very big so be sure you are looking up to find it. There should be lots of people taking pictures so that's a clue it's near. It's amazing how nature formed that and worth the look if you're already on the trail.

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Thank Snowflake1211
Belton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Thank Buzzard92
Colt
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181 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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