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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
Type: Tours
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Maui, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Took a road trip to see Carlsbad Caverns and my husband & I loved it. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Unbelievably large cavern. Breath-taking stalactites and stalagmites. If you just have an hour or two to spend in the caverns then you will see plenty in The Big Room (to save some time take the elevator down to The Big Room-then can... More

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Largo, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of those things that you must simply see at some point in your life. Good shoes and strong calves will carry you through the long walk down, but you will be rewarded along the way with one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Enjoy the restaurant at the bottom on the trail (how often... More

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Laredo, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Carlsbad Cavern is a must see attraction. Be prepare to walk for about 3 hours to see the entire cave. Make sure to take bottle waters and your camera. Wear rubber soled shoes or tennis. Make sure to stop at the gift shop on your way out. If you get hungry stop at their restaurant.

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Hollywood, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Take your time, plan the trip and take a tour with a ranger to totally appreciate these vast caverns and their geology and human history. Great

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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