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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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Absolute Must See, Wish My College Aged Son Had Been With Me

I have a total fascination with caves and grottos and the occasional walk under a glacier which can be done in a few places. But back to caves and grottos, I have been to them all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have a total fascination with caves and grottos and the occasional walk under a glacier which can be done in a few places. But back to caves and grottos, I have been to them all over the US, Europe and Central/South America plus lava tubes. This is an absolute must see and is incredible-best I have ever seen and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bat flight is an amazing natural spectacle! It's beautiful to witness and a wonder to experience. There is plenty of seating on rock in the amphitheater and the top row is reserved for and is wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are behind the amphitheater. Remember to stick to any and all park rules. No smoking! And no electronics (smart phones, etc.)... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the biggest caves I have ever been in. Simply amazing. You will not be disappointed. And being from Texas with the July heat in full force, going into a 56 degree environment for a few hours was a paradise! Once you go down the Natural Entrance tour, keep going! It's not as steep a walk as the first... More 

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Thank rwg_24
New Orleans
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time on the trail to the big room. Very impressive. Kids ages 18, 16, 12 and 10 enjoyed it tremendously. Took trail all the way down and elevator back up.

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Thank tiger1991
Ballan, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Big Room at the Carlsbad Caverns is amazing. Perhaps it doesn't have as many features or spectacular speleothems as some wetter, more active caves, but makes up for it in the sheer size of the cavern - some 600,000 square feet. One can either walk down the long pathway into the cavern or take the elevator 750 feet down.... More 

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Thank Arthur C
La Grange, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're wanting a quick trip through the cave this is the route to take. Ride the elevator down visit the big room and then ride the elevator back up. Especially good if you've got folks who can't walk very far. Parts of this are wheelchair accessible also.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You pay to enter Carlsbad caverns at the visitor center. From the visitor center, you can either go back outside and go down some ramps to the natural entrance, or you can wait inside for the next elevator to take you down. We went with the elevator. The elevator ride took about a minute, and I have to admit, a... More 

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Thank mdela33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The endless variety of cave formations found in the 600,000 square foot room just boggles my mind. The Big Room is encircled by a well- defined walking path that allows one to marvel at all the sights. From the ceiling in the center of the room hangs a magnificent Chandelier, formed of stalactites. Some of the Caverns most significant formations... More 

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Frostburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This 1.2 mile sojourn is a must do at Carlsbad. You cannot imagine the sheer size of this "hold in the ground" until you view the Big Room and the bottomless pit.

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Portales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self guided tour and so beautiful. It can get crowded at time but so worth the time. Remember to take a jacket and good shoes.

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