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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you are in this part of the country you really need to make time to take a tour of the caverns. They are so unique and amazing and they have self guided tours and even guided tours. Tours that elderly people are able to easily walk around and enjoy and even more intense tours. It is a must see... More

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Kalispell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My First time here!!! My Husband was here when he was 12 years old, ~ it was so great to experience this magical, breathtaking, absolutely amazing natural wonder together! ALL I CAN SAY IS A MUST, MUST SEE ~ PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST!!!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a great time at the caverns with my family. We took the short trip around the big room, took some magnificent photos. The Big Room circle is 0.6 miles and for your heart rate up. I hadn't been there is 15 years pus and still enjoy the caverns and their staff. Thanks for a great trip!

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Tomahawk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Natural Entrance is a must for starting to explore this national treasure. There are caves and there are caves tours, but this one is outstanding. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and rent one of those self guided listening sticks from the gift shop. You can either walk down and ride the elevator up or ride the elevator down... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family recently purchased a national park pass for $80. This was one of the parks we all were looking forward to experiencing. Value was great! Going 750 ft into the belly of the earth was really invigorating. We stepped off the elevator entered the big room and the lights went out. It was still cool but turned into a... More

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Must see even though you won't believe your eyes! Perfect temp. all year round. The Caverns are huge. Stay for the evening bat flight. The whole experience is a must.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Take the time to walk down 750 feet vis the natural entrance and you will get so much more out of the Caverns. If you are not in the best of shape, just take your time, it is 95% downhill and all paved smooth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went at the end of October so missed the crowds. We did the Big Room tour on our own with the recorded guide and the ranger-guided lower cave tour the next morning. We saw the last night of bat flight for the season before the bats migrate south which is truly amazing and well worth the wait for them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a magnificent natural wonder. If you are not in awe of nature after seeing this, then you really are not in the right place. The most beautiful structures are in the last third of the tour of the Big Room, so give yourself the time to get to them and take your time to enjoy them. Some areas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We didn't expect the cavern to be this good since we hadn't heard about them much. But boy are we glad we made the detour on our way to Phoenix! It was such a pleasant surprise. It doesn't look like much when you start the Natural entrance tour but the moment you reach the entrance, it's quite mesmerizing. The self-guided... More

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