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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 5757852232
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The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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These caves are massive!

We took the Ranger-guided tour of the King's Palace and then the self-guided tour of the "Big Room". These caverns are massive and very impressive. Hard to believe they have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Ranger-guided tour of the King's Palace and then the self-guided tour of the "Big Room". These caverns are massive and very impressive. Hard to believe they have been there for so, so many years! Very interesting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome trip to the caves. Nice way to get out of the sun and heat and enjoy the coolness, the exercise and the beauty of mother nature. A great 2 to 4 hour trip depending on the options you chose.

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Thank pennyusa923
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited carlsbad with family as a child and brought my children here. It was as amazing as I remembered. Great place for children to learn with the newly added informational plaques throughout the walk. Also have to stay for the bats at dusk. It's a must see.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Breathtaking!! Will definitely return again. The elevator works great if you are not able to walk for 1 hour down the steep incline into the cavern.

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Thank Linda J
Harrisburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cave is an incredible wonder to see, with beautiful formations. The vastness of it left me marveling. I only had time to do the normal walk through but one day hope to make it back to do the extra tours and the bat program.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is an option to walk round the Big Room or take a short cut and just see a glimpse of it. I chose to do the full walk (which will take between 30-45 minutes) and it was worth it, it's a natural wonderland down there. The natural sculptures created over hundreds of thousands of years are just amazing.

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Thank cazbatt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big Cavern is the largest Cavern in USA. The 2.4km walk around the Cavern is fantastic and takes about 1.5 hours to walk around. It is an easy walk and there is a proper walkway with hand rails. It costs $10US and well worth the cost. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jan S
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is full of stalagmite and stalactites. Formations that are labeled. We also used our imagination and saw even more. It was fun; found aliens, saints, trolls. Long walk up / down.

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Thank bree68
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the elevator either up, down or both at least once. Amazing site to see for adults and kids alike.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never been to the caverns, you'll be pleasantly surprised. This Big Room is enormous and very deep underground. Make sure to bring a sweater because it gets quite cool. There is some concessions at the entrance, but I recommend having your own picnic outside the caverns entrance. Make sure to check out their guided tours to see more... More 

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