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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took a day vacation and came up to the park. It was the first time for my son and the second for my wife. I use to come up often as a kid growing up. It is always fascinating to see all of the wondrous attractions and I would like to book a guided tour one day in one... More

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This entrance is not for the faint of heart! If you have really bad knees or back problems, take the elevator. It's paved and has railings in parts along the path, but can be very steep in parts. Really awesome experience to get down into the caverns and the other accessible rooms. We rented one of the audio tour devices..should... More

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

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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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