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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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When you go to Carlsbad Cavern, make it appoint that you enter through the natural entrance. It's a wonderful experience. No words could ever explain how exciting and great it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When you go to Carlsbad Cavern, make it appoint that you enter through the natural entrance. It's a wonderful experience. No words could ever explain how exciting and great it feels. Decsending deep into the ground ( around 30 stories deep)is a magical experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

What a spectacular way to enter the Caverns. It took my breath away. You can take the elevator up when you have finished, but would really be missing a unique sight if you opted to take the elevator down as well. Wear comfortable shoes. It's just a wonderful way to enter 'another world'. You won't regret this choice. My suggestion... More 

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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

No photo could ever do justice to the Caverns! Absolutely amazing! Bring a light jacket and wear tennis shoes. We have been twice and will go again.

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I was thrilled to finally see this site. I spent about 2.5 hours inside the caverns. I did the walk down which was steep at times and a little hard on my knees. After touring the main cavern which was the best part, I took the elevator back up. If I was to do it again I would take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing prepares you for how special this is. My only concern was that I had damaged the tendons in my knee a few months earlier and wondered if I would be able to manage the walk down into the caverns. I strapped on a knee brace and took a hiking pole and it wasnt a problem at all. The path... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing quite beats entering the cave through the Natural Entrance as you progress deeper into the dark and awe at the sheer size of the cavern. The walk down is easy and definitely worth the time it takes - you won't regret it. You'll need a tripod if you want to take any good photos.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the bats flying out of the cave around 8 pm and the ranger's talk. Only did the self-guided tour of the Big Room, but would suggest for people with limited time and/or abilities to take the short cut (approx. 1/2 hour walk). Did the short version the 1st day and came back to redo and complete the longer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This tour has been on my bucket list for 25 years. It did not disappoint!! You have to walk down. Do not cheat yourself by taking the elevator to the bottom. The walk is easy and there are railings and seating areas to take a rest if needed. We spent 4 hours in the cave. There is no way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I honestly didn't know what to expect when I went. I had heard of them for years growing up in NM, but I had never had the urge to actually go. It was SPECTACULAR! I was so blown away by the sheer size and beauty of the caverns! It was truly one of natures most beautiful creations. The hike down... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hard to believe than anyone would rate this park as anything other than a 5. It is truly a wonder of nature. Even if you are not "into" caves, it is just fascinating from the standpoint of science and natural wonders of the world. We did not take a guided tour because we took our talkative 6 and 9 year... More 

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Address: Address: 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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