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Address: Carlsbad Cavern, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 1.877.444.6777
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We drove many miles out of our way to come to see the caverns. We were not disappointed. We were not able to do all the walking but what we did was spectacular. The caves are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
marcie C
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove many miles out of our way to come to see the caverns. We were not disappointed. We were not able to do all the walking but what we did was spectacular. The caves are so amazing. The climb is very difficult if you have any walking issues, which we do, so we had to turn around before reaching... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my most favorite tours I have ever taken! The tour will alter how you view all other caves. To see the cave in its natural state less lighting and up close is beyond amazing. The ranger was such a great educator and storyteller. He also does a great job of keeping every one safe. It is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great fun! Here's a few tips: (1) be sure to reserve in advance; the tour will fill up (2) allow 4 hours from start to finish (3) do not go on this tour if you are afraid of heights or have bad balance (4) everything is slippery; my sister wore Vibram shoes and didn't slip at all, so bring those... More 

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Atlanta
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

we took several guided tours and this was by far the best. It is somewhat challenging getting down there, but well worth the effort. Indescribably great

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Abilene, Texas
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As many other people have reviewed, this is WAY beyond the self-guided tour, or even the King's Palace or Left Hand Tunnel tours. This is more than a tour...it is an adventure. There is no lighting installed in the cavern, and the only way you can see is by the headlamp on your helmet that they provide. It makes for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This unique tour is offered 3 times per week to small groups (up to 12?). We booked the tour several months in advance. Two park Rangers accompany the group and explain what is to be seen. Our Rangers, Josh and Jeff, encouraged questions and pointed out things that remain mysteries to this day, such as cracked columns - why did... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We had so much fun wandering around for hours having fun & taking in all the beauty hidden underground. It was amazing! Loved it!

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santa barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

we visited this December after Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio. The Carlsbad Caverns are. Simply huge! Simply wonderful caverns this big exist 800+ feet under ground. The self guided tour takes a couple hours taking your time. You take the elevators down and walk along pathways in a loop around the caverns. We walked I awe to how huge... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is the last tour I did when I went to Carlsbad Caverns. It was about 2-3 hours long and starts at 8:30 am. This tour also had an orientation. The rangers discussed what to expect during the tour. They also provided headlamps and gloves. You need to have batteries with you for this tour but in case you don't,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Really nice cave tour. Exceeded my expectations. Lots of formations to see up close. Part of the fun is the beginning. A gate off the Big Room leads you to a hole in the cave you probably never noticed. You get gloves a helmet with a light (BRING 3 AA batteries which you can buy in the visitors center up... More 

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