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“an interesting feature” 3 of 5 stars
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Bottomless Pit
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Type: Geologic Formations
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Owner description: Pit in Carlsbad Caverns that looks "bottomless" but is actually 140-feet deep.
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“an interesting feature”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

In a huge underground cavern full of wonders and interesting formations, this 'bottomless' pit just isn't all that exciting, especially since with powerful flashlights the bottom is all too visible. It's a cool stop on the tour, but not the best part of it!

Visited January 2014
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El Paso, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
130 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's amazing when I saw this pit. I was wondering why they didn't allow visitors the explore the bottom of the cavern.

Visited November 2012
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Idalou, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

By the time you get there it's just another dark cavern and not actually bottomless. The early discoverers just didn't have lights enabling them to see the bottom. lol

Visited August 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun to See”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Fun to see, but not as bottomless as one would expect. My poor kiddo walked by it several times before seeing the sign and realizing he was already there.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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203 attraction reviews
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400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
“Just a Hole....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The "bottomless" pit is just 140 feet deep. It is a big hole that you can't see the bottom. It is a good place to leave the screaming kidsthough.

Visited March 2013
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