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“Realistic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lion's Tail

Lion's Tail
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.
Dickinson, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Realistic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

These formations were so unique and amazingly like a lion's tail. Can't imagine how they named them . . . LOL!

Visited June 2014
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English first
Republic, Missouri
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Interesting feature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We bought the Carlsbad Caverns book at the book store which explained how this formation came into existence.

Visited May 2014
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El Paso, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
131 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Use your imagination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's really looked like a lion's tail. For my family, we always like to play a game to guess the name of the bizzard stones in the cavern. Use your imagination, you might find a better name for those stalagmites and stalactites.

Visited November 2012
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Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
102 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Cool formation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This cool formation is just part of the big room area.There is more Bigger formations in the big room so I dont get why It has to be a stand-along review.

Visited July 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“So cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

A stalactite with quite a unique form. As soon as you see "the lion's tail", you'll know you're looking at it!

Visited July 2013
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