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Carlsbad, New Mexico

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  • Carlsbad Visitors Bureau: Events
    • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
      March 1, 2013
      Call (575) 887-6516 for More Information
    • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
      April 1, 2013
      Call Avelina Childress at(575)785-3124 for more information  … more
    • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
      May 1, 2013
      Call (575) 887-5516 for more information … more
    • Beach Band Shell
      May 1, 2013
      Call Linda Palma at (575)887-2894 for more information
    • Carlsbad, NM
      May 1, 2013
      Hosted by the Seven Rivers Regulators, 10 stages, side matches, vendors and more contact Mike D. Harkey at(575)885-4157 or Big Jim Slaughter at (575)885-9226 for more information.

Carlsbad overview

The internationally known Carlsbad Caverns are the biggest tourist draw in this city on the Pecos River. But before or after you've experienced the magnificent caves, you can round out your weekend with some wonderful above-ground sights and activities. If the thought of caves conjures up visions of narrow spaces and dark, cold clamminess, the comfortable year-round 56-degree climate, wide-open spaces and magical underworld of naturally created sculptures will amaze and enthrall you. In the summer, you get to see another natural wonder - some one million bats taking to the skies from the cave entrance every evening at sundown. Hardier cave explorers can take a side trip to the wilder Slaughter Cave for a down and dirty ranger-led tour. Come out from under to the zoo at Living Desert State Park for a glimpse of Chihuahuan Desert wildlife - everything from mountain lions, buffalo, bears and coyotes to reptiles, prairie dogs and roadrunners. Head over to the Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area for river swimming and waterskiing or to Guadalupe Mountains National Park for hiking trails with diverse terrain and incredible views.
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