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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to a few cave systems in the US including Wind Cave and Mammoth Cave. Nothing that I have seen even compares to Carlsbad Caverns! The town itself is a huge disappointment (for some reason I had it in my head that it would be some quaint little town) but don't let that keep you from the caverns.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had such a good time here. I grew up in this area. I surprised my kids with a trip to the caverns. They laughed so much and enjoyed the change in the climate. I on the other hand don't care for the heights or what I couldn't see below me. I would go and take them again in a... More

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

The caves are amazing, there are many options from the very easy to very adventurous. I've been here at least six times and can't wait to go back. If you can, try to stay to see the bats, you will not be disappointed. They have a small restaurant, gift store and look out areas.

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Cobleskill, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not only was this place amazing it was reasonably priced. You could take as much or as little time as you wanted in the cave. I have never seen anything quite like this in my life time. I am glad our daughter got to experience this first hand. Unforgettable. If you're ever in the area it is worth it. The... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the self-guided entrance tour. You do get a true feeling for how large and spectacular this place with the natural entrance. It took us just over an hour to descend, and we went slowly and stopped several times to admire the place. If you are not in good shape, the descent will be tough on you as it's... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was my 7 year old daughter's first time to the cavern and she handled the steep descent with ease. She really enjoyed all of the formations.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This 119 absolutely marvelous caves formed by sulfuric acid that has eaten away at the limestone, the rock formations and stunning "cathedral" like interiors are simple just breathtaking, exquisite and truly one of natures spender.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A fantastic day out. Take the trail down into the cavern, following the diving birds as they head for their nesting sites in the roof of the cave. The rock formations are exquisite, formed over millennia. It took me 3 hrs to walk down and around the cave. Unless you're fit take the lift up, then wait until the evening... More

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Came here for our honeymoon 36 years ago. We went on the Nature Trail self-guided tour. It takes a great pair of knees to going down those switchbacks. Invest in an audio guide. Otherwise you'll miss out on a lot of great info. Cell phone pics are iffy. Take a camera if you don't own a cell phone that can... More

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Highland, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been to Timpanogas & Lehman caves & also some cave in Missouri & Barbados- but we seriously could not believe how huge these caverns are!!! The formations are also huge! You can either ride an elevator down under the ground to start your tour or take a trail down. If you take the trail down you will see... More

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