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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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Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It took me 30 years to get my husband to this place. His preconceived notions were quite a road-block. Yet yesterday he thanked me for putting it on our vacation itinerary. The tour-guide did such a wonderful job. They are updating their lighting from incandescent lighting to LED. The tour was awesome. The caverns were well lit and were very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We made it to the park around 2 pm, and the last guided tour of the day was sold out. We decided to buy tickets for a guided tour in the morning, and walked the natural entrance trail before it closed. The caverns are beautiful, with lots of photo opportunities. If possible, use a night setting on your camera and... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had heard about Carlsbad Caverns before but I had no idea how truly unbelievable and amazing it was until I saw it for myself. It was absolutely incredible to see and such a great learning experience for all ages. And it was great exercise as well. Perfect place to go on a really hot summer day because the cavern... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Carlsbad Caverns National Park was a great place to visit with amazing natural formations inside and the cavern itself. Even though it is a National Park, I felt the cavern was very built up (walk-ways, railing, etc). The upside of it being built up is it provides cavern access to the elderly and/or wheelchairs. They have two elevators in one... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Baby cockroaches scattered when I opened the fridge. Broken furniture. Stained bedding. Outside passageway between buildings strewn with filth. Nice staff. Nice fenced off lawn. Cool clean lobby. Easy access. $111.00 a night for single king. Hard bed. Willing to switch us to new building when asked. Buggy room was stinky and stale. Not enough outlets in either room. Too... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The trails throughout the caverns were great (especially out of the hot NM sun). We stayed to watch the bat flight program. It was a good experience, and our kids loved it.

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new york, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If caves are one of your likes and you want to be wowed, Carlsbad Caverns are a must. Do the natural entrance into the Big Room first....and it's a very impressive huge room. My friend and I lucked out and got Lower Cave tix and loved it, then did King's Palace Tour which has stunning chambers. We managed to do... More

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Interlachen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic adventure, I spent 3 1/2 hours down in the caverns. I was amazed by all the natural wonders. Took over 200 photos, going to be a tough time selecting the best.

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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is hard to describe the true natural wonders of the world - and this is no exception. This is one of those places that you have to see in person, just like the Grand Canyon, since pictures don't do it justice. If you don't have trouble walking downhill, take the natural entrance to the bottom. It takes about 1... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you've been through any of the major caverns you have an idea of what forms a cave, what you're seeing, etc. We picked the self-guided tour that accesses Carlsbad Caverns through the original, natural entrance. It was amazing. We've found that when you go on a guided tour you miss seeing so much and you're hurried through the cave.... More

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