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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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If you are only going to see one cave. This is it!

This was a spring break trip for us. We had two 8 year olds, a 12 year old and 15 year old with us. Fee for entry is $10 for adults 16 and over. It's good for three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a spring break trip for us. We had two 8 year olds, a 12 year old and 15 year old with us. Fee for entry is $10 for adults 16 and over. It's good for three days. Carlsbad cavern is the third or fourth cave we have visited. I think we will be going back to this one.... More 

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Hulett, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you have the chance to see this ... go and do it I was very interested. Take your time and learn all about our world

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San Antonio, TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great, quick and inexpensive travel destination for the entire family. A scenic drive with excellent photo opportunities and the caverns are amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If able I recommend taking the natural entrance walk! It can be pretty steep, but an awesome way to see the cavern. Love this place! Take water with you. (Only allowed to take in unflavored water).

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Strenuous walk down 750 ft. but worth the effort if up to it. Wear shoes with tread. Probably should be avoided if bad knees. Allows you to see the caverns unfold. Particularly worth the effort for first time visitor. No bathroom until you get to the bottom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a truly amazing place. We started off with a guided tour which allowed us to learn more about the cave and caves in general. Charlie was our ranger/guide and he was informative, enthusiastic and entertaining. After that we did the Big Room and with what we had learned we had more appreciation of what we saw. The path... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

IMO, when visiting Carlsbad Caverns, taking the natural entrance tour in is simply a MUST DO, if you are physically capable (which most should be), to get the most out of your Carlsbad Caverns experience. The entrance itself is so beautiful and breathe taking, and the hike down into the cavern is fascinating and gives you more of a feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you have the time - walk down to the bottom following the trails - 750ft. Take a small flashlight. - use your night photo selection on your camera for pics. Worth the trip.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had the opportunity to visit the Carlsbad Caverns with our daughter, and it is such an amazing experience. We walked down through the natural entrance and spent about 4 hours going through. We met some very knowledgeable rangers who told us about some of the behind-the-scenes work that is done to make the visit enjoyable for the visitors. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The natural entrance tour is well worth your time. Plan for at least two hours. You gotta get there in the morning or early afternoon because they stop allowing people down into the cavern at 3 pm (so there's time to allow for everyone to get out of the cavern at a reasonable time). We took the elevator down and... More 

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