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

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Mind Boggling

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Belton, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Colt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 127 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 44 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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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 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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16 attraction reviews
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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159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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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