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Lion's Tail

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
131 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
96 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Chicago
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

One of a kind speleotherm - delicately beautiful and unique..... Well worth the walk and wait..... We came from Chicago JUST to tour the caves for a few days and it was Great! The Hall of the White Giant tour was outstanding but extremely strenuous - this can be enjoyed by all.

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Oceanside
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I have been in other caves before and my expectatins were low but the Carlsbad Caverns were splendid. The park staff was very helpfull, the grounds and visitor center were top notch and my tour was excellent.

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