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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

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Address: 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Crazy over these Caves

Carlsbad Caverns are beyond beautiful, the word that kept running through my head was WOW, Stunning, Amazing. The caverns are a World Heritage Site and stopping here is a must do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Carlsbad Caverns are beyond beautiful, the word that kept running through my head was WOW, Stunning, Amazing. The caverns are a World Heritage Site and stopping here is a must do if you are passing through. Should you have a pet with you, there is a kennel on site to house your pet while you tour. This is very handy... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent family Adventure! But be sure to whisper when in the caves. Only get one head said if there are only a few of you that way you can share when you get to the attraction markers. Cameras are useless, and when you use a flash you blind everyone around you.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Took the elevator down (750'ft). They do tend to,pack the elevators but the descent is quick and opens up to a cool spacious underworld. Nothing claustrophobic about being in this cavern because of the sheer size of the "rooms". They do a marvelous job of lighting and the sites are spectacular. A great way to,spend an otherwise "hot" day. If... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While this place is somewhat hard to get to on backroads it is well worth the time and effort. I have given thought to visiting this National Park and now I am very happy that I took the time. Over 600 feet down by elevator the cavern has a Big Room walking tour that takes abourt 1 1/2 hours. While... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I visited Carlsbad Caverns as a young girl more than 40 years ago and it was a lush living cavern. Later, after moving to New Mexico from Washington State, I visited it when it was virtually dead from the large parking lot construction that cut off the rainwater that could seep into the cavern a little more than 5 years... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon prior to "season," which starts Memorial Day weekend - we were a week early. Didn't realize until 2 days earlier that you need reservations in advance for the ranger guided tours, but the Natural Entrance and Big Room are self guided. Definitely good to rent the audio tour for $5.00 pp. Could not have... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the Caverns today with my husband, son, and his fiancee. We all enjoyed the beauty of stelagmite (sp). We took the elevator down and followed the pathway from there. The walk was not strenuous, but there were spots in the pathway that weren't wheelchair accessible. It was not crowded when we went (9:30ish), but by noon there were several... More 

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Huntington Beach Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had visited before a few years ago and wanted to go back and spend more time at the park. This trip we got there early in the day and the natural entrance was open so we took the chance and decided to be brave and chance it. Getting there early (before 10AM) it is much less crowded. The natural... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

If your physically able to do the Natural Entrance, do it! Spectacular and exciting. Less changeling than the warning signs state. The next day I did have some soreness from walking the 1.25 mile down and then doing our scheduled tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our family of four loved the Caverns and the Natural Entrance Tour. I think it's a must when visiting the Caverns because you get a real sense of what the explorer went through when visiting the caves for the first time. I know I would never have gone that deep into a cave with only a little coal lamp! Wow!

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