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Giant Dome Formation

Giant Dome is one of the interesting rock formations you will find in the Big Room area of Carlsbad... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
GoVols79
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
via mobile
Giant

This is one of many but it is the largest column and dome in the big room of the Carlsbad Caverns... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
ki0ki
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Williamsburg, Virginia
via mobile
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One of the most impressive limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns is the Giant Dome, which stands 62 feet high, 16 feet in diameter, and bears a resemblance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Giant Dome is one of the interesting rock formations you will find in the Big Room area of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is very easy to find and has a sign that describes how it has evolved from a stalagmite to a column.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

This is one of many but it is the largest column and dome in the big room of the Carlsbad Caverns. It is massive and lit just right to show how it is still growing

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

One of the more spectacular formations of the Great Room at the Carlsbad Cavern. Near the elevators and rest area

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is an impressive formation, but not much more impressive than any other part of the cave. As a whole, the caverns are 6 on a scale of 5.

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

There are many must sees in the Big Room of Carlsbad Caverns. If you take both loops of the Big Room tour, you will see all the sights. If you take a ranger guided or audio tour, you will know more. There are signs and...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Hard to photograph but a great site to see. Not far inside from the entrance of the elevator and the bathrooms

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Unfortunately, 25% of the lights were out due to a lightning strike that penetrated 840 feet into the cave and fried 25% of the lights, so not all the geologic formations were easily viewed.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is the largest stalagmite ever discovered and is truly giant! Since it is at an angle is does king of resemble the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy

Thank Donna T
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The Giant Dome is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Giant Dome. It is beauty.

Thank M J
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

The Giant Dome is interesting by itself, but is just one of hundreds of formations in the Big Room. Why it needs a separate entry in TA is beyond me, but don't miss it. Pay your admission to the main Cavern and see everything! It's...More

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