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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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

i loved the caves n mountains have to go till top of the mountain than have to go down for caves the underground thing..

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Beulah, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

No matter how many times I return to the Caverns I never cease to be amazed. On a side note, the staff are a real pleasure. No bad attitudes here, ( which can easily develop when dealing with the general public day to day)

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Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We flew from Spokane, WA to do an educational vacation with with our boys 7, 10. We expected to see amazing things on this trip but EVERYONE was blown away at the beauty and grandeur of the Caverns. We did the natural entrance walk from ground level down. It took less than an hour and was no issue for our... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Exceeded expectations. Plan on a few hours to hike down and explore. We rented the audio guide for $5 which was informative, but I don't think necessary. There were plenty of signs saying pretty much the same thing I was listening to.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I visited the Caverns today. We walked down and took the elevator back up. It's a very interesting tour (we did not do guided). We will for sure go again as we did not do the whole tour, I'm currently 7 months pregnant and I got very tired! They do have plenty of resting spots along the... More

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Boulder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Another visit to these amazing caverns and tours. Did the Kings Palace Tour for the first time and HIGHLY recommend as some of the formations and rooms are over the top. Liked it better than the Lower Tunnel Tour (by lamplight) although some nice information imparted on that tour. The Big Room Tour (self-guided) was very nice, as always, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've been to a few caves but the Carlsbad caverns are by far the most impressive. The natural entrance self tour is at your own pace and allows you to see so much! The great room at the bottom of the tour will take your breath away. The walkways can be a little slippery so look out! There is a... More

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The caverns I visited in the past in PA and VA, gave me no clue what to expect in this natural wonder. The natural entrance was well worth it, if you can handle the very long decent, and the additional time and effort. I am overweight, and out of shape, and was a little challenged by the effort, but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited the caverns during our 19 day road trip from Miami to LA, and it has stuck in my mind as one of the biggest highlights of the trip Big Tip - Walk down and take the lift back up. Easy for all ages and almost all fitness levels The walk gives you a real sense of awe, and... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place is really out of the way... about a 112 mile drive south from Roswell. But it is worth it. It was one of the coolest caves ive seen. We had 3 young kids with us including a newborn that we carried the whole time as strollers are not allowed. We choose to do the natural entrance... it took... More

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