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Lion's Tail

Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.
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Beulah, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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131 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
102 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This cool formation is just part of the big room area.There is more Bigger formations in the big room so I dont get why It has to be a stand-along review.

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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A stalactite with quite a unique form. As soon as you see "the lion's tail", you'll know you're looking at it!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Lions Tail looked exactly like a Lions tail. It would have been better had it been lit better and more description about its formation. We were fortunate to have had a ranger on another tour talk about the tail and its formation otherwise we would have missed it and not understood its formation

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San Francisco, California
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53 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Don't understand why some of these are stand-along review, as it is just one of the stops when viewing the Big Room. This is one of the best formation in the Cavern and and is one of the many stops as you do you self-guided tour abound the cavern.

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