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Description: Once featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as the river that crosses...
Once featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as the river that crosses itself, this artificial channel brings Pecos River water from Lake Avalon to dry areas as part of the Carlsbad Irrigation System. Orginally made of wood, the Flume was destroyed by a flood in 1902 and then remade out of concrete.
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Great place to take pictures

This historic site is a great place for taking photos. Great place to fish. The house across the road and the windmill are pretty cool to check out

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This historic site is a great place for taking photos. Great place to fish. The house across the road and the windmill are pretty cool to check out

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been visiting here since I was a kid. It is an irrigation canal which is elevated in places. It is used for irrigating purposes for the many local land holders and farmers around Carlsbad raising crops and hey. Carlsbad has very little rainfall in the year although if it does rain flash floods are common. We used to ride... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is not the reason to visit the area but it is something I found very interesting. The history behind it and the story are quite fascinating. It is quite unique.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a historic structure that shows what can be done with a little ingenuity. Not only has it held up for years it does a job. If you are in Carlsbad go by and see it. If you are a bird watcher there is hundreds of them swarming their mud nest.

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marietta GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

not much to see but if you are out tooling around town, or running alongside the canal (flume) path like i was, it was worth a looksee. lots of signage explaining the eddy house and the area surprised this is listed as an attraction on tripadvisor does make for an easy spot to park car and run the cana path... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Only place in the world where a river crosses itself. I've never seen anything quite like it. Built in the 1920's. Great visit.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The locals like it and meet there often, I don't think it's anything worth going out of your way for.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

3 points of interest in one with the flume, spring, and Eddy house all in the same area. None are exceptionally exciting but all 3 are interesting and give some insight into the history of Carlsbad. If you are in the area on a nice day with 30min you should make the stop.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

take fun tour of the Christmas lights on the Pecos river via boat. It is cold, but they provide blankets. It is a fun 1 hour trip. There are lots of lights and everyone is very friendly. You turn around just before reaching the flume. The flume is well lit and is an interesting historic structure. Seeing it at night... More 

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Littlefield, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was an awesome experience! Looking at Christmas lights on the water! All of the houses along the Carlsbad river Flume were decorated for Christmas. The boat ride is about an hour long and there are three boats. Two that hold up to 45 passengers and one that holds 10. Christmas music is played through out the ride and it... More 

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