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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Description: Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually 140-feet...
Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually 140-feet deep.
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It was good

I enjoyed it, but really there is no such thing as a "bottomless pit" I did expect it to be deeper than it was. Over all good though

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
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English first
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Of course you can't go down to the bottomless pit, but there is thiis old rope ladder that you see they used decades ago before there were light in the cavern. All I can say is I would never had tried that!!!!!

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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I enjoyed it, but really there is no such thing as a "bottomless pit" I did expect it to be deeper than it was. Over all good though

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The first explorers called it bottomless because they couldn't see the bottom at the time. You can see this 140 foot deep pit from the Big Room Tour.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It just wasn't very exciting...a hole...with a sign that tells you how deep it is. It's on the path so you might as well look in.

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

In a huge underground cavern full of wonders and interesting formations, this 'bottomless' pit just isn't all that exciting, especially since with powerful flashlights the bottom is all too visible. It's a cool stop on the tour, but not the best part of it!

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El Paso, Texas
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131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's amazing when I saw this pit. I was wondering why they didn't allow visitors the explore the bottom of the cavern.

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Idalou, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

By the time you get there it's just another dark cavern and not actually bottomless. The early discoverers just didn't have lights enabling them to see the bottom. lol

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Fun to see, but not as bottomless as one would expect. My poor kiddo walked by it several times before seeing the sign and realizing he was already there.

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Santa Barbara, California
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596 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The "bottomless" pit is just 140 feet deep. It is a big hole that you can't see the bottom. It is a good place to leave the screaming kidsthough.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

A bottomless pit in name only, it was still pretty interesting to stare into and wonder about. The history of it presented by the audio tour provided some interesting background as well.

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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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