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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number:
+1 575-785-2232

The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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Be advised that the elevator in and out of the Caverns has been intermittently broken for about a year or so. Check their website each day for information! If the elevator is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Be advised that the elevator in and out of the Caverns has been intermittently broken for about a year or so. Check their website each day for information! If the elevator is working, the elevator spits you out near this amazing cavern. If not, it's about a mile and a half into the Caverns if you hike from the entrance.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This self-guided tour was very interesting. Take the guided tour of the King's Palace before touring this room. You get a lot of information from the ranger that makes this tour more interesting. And be sure to bring a flashlight.

Thank Virginia R
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice easy hike down to the big room or you can choose to take the elevator. Spent about 4 hours total in the park and saw many cool calcite and stalagmites. It wasn't crowded at all on the day of our visit except some toddlers' constant crying and screaming. Otherwise, it would be perfect!

Thank Wander_Eyes
Northridge, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had always heard how large this room was! This room is absolutely huge! We saw lots and lots of great stuff! The pathway was great and easy to follow.

Thank bcreff
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two "loops" to see in Carlsbad Caverns and this is the one that you can do in less than an hour with much less hiking. It is basically all flat except at the farthest end. It is even wheelchair accessible for most of the loop. It provides you with some of the most iconic views. Personally, I recommend... More 

Thank Ryan M
Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time and enjoy the walk! Get there early to avoid the crowd. Your ticket is good for 3 days so enjoy! Don't plan on anything else in the area because this is the only attraction.

Thank Cynthia B
Courtenay, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing decorations. The $5 audio tour guide was useful. The history and formation of the cave were most interesting.

Thank James G C
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the cave that you will have to see if you come. You can get there by the elevator or the natural entrance. It's an easy, mostly level walk. There are tons of cool formations to see, including the bottomless pit. Lots of good places to sit and ponder the cave if you want (if it's not too crowded).... More 

Thank FrogSqueezer
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves were the main attraction for a recent trip to New Mexico. My husband and I wanted the full cave experience so we dedicated two days to the caverns. Unbeknownst to me, the entrance fee with receipt is good for 3 consecutive days - bonus. The entire trip was planned with assistance a previous Tripadvisor review. It was muy... More 

Thank pedave33
Pueblo West, Colorado
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only part of the caverns we go to because of a bad knee. Well worth the visit. The elevator down and up was a life saver.

Thank Alan N

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