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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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Address: 418 West Fox Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone Number: 575-887-0276
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New Mexico in Perspective

I was looking for the library and walked up to the front door of the museum. It was 9:50AM and they don't open until 10:00AM. A gentleman saw my confused expression and opened the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Archer1943
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Washington DC
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for the library and walked up to the front door of the museum. It was 9:50AM and they don't open until 10:00AM. A gentleman saw my confused expression and opened the door. He said that since I was there I should come in and look around. There are permanent and rotating exhibits. One permanent exhibit that was... More 

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Safford, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Wow! We decided to visit the Museum in Carlsbad and were very happy we did. Initially I did not expect that the museum would be impressive. To my surprise this museum is quit amazing. They have many large rooms with different displays. They have trains, old west, guns, art, and my favorite, the interactive marionette's. We truly enjoyed our visit.... More 

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Thank ldr4
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My Wife and I visit the Carlsbad Museum quite often. It has some very nice displays. I especially like the arrowhead display.

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Thank Tom L
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a one of a kind, not to be missed opportunity for you and your family to share. Bring a light jacket, and hike in. The self-guided tour is great. We were there when the elevator was broken, but had a fantastic trip and saw so much!

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Thank Kate C
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great time and a sincerely beautiful place for a nice afternoon seeing one wonder of the world. Highly recommended,

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305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

What a phenomenal experience!!! We walked down the natural entrance into the cave. The signs are very accurate. The walk is over an hour down and quite hard on your knees. The speleothems are amazing to look at. This is one HUGE hole in the ground. We went back for the nightly bat flight at dusk. Amazing! Over 400,000 bats... More 

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great place to spend hours walking in the caves.... Allow plenty of time to see the entire cave... Nice and cool, but not cold... Easy to walk and plenty to see....

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This Cavern is enormous! Took the tour to the Grand Room and it was OK. Guide didnt have a lighter so missed seeing the candlelight effect. Walked other giant cave and it was amazing.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Awesome is the only way to describe it. Got to be on your bucket list of things to do. The bat cave entrance is the best

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We did a self guided tour from the entrance to the bottom. For those that get cold easily, I would recommend a light long sleeve shirt. Be sure to get the hand held audio. It was nice the be able to stop and listen at your own pace.

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