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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.

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This is one of the great sights inside the Carlsbad cavern, it really does look like a lions tail. I asked the Rangers at the end how it had formed like that and the answer is... read more

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

This is one of the great sights inside the Carlsbad cavern, it really does look like a lions tail. I asked the Rangers at the end how it had formed like that and the answer is fascinating!!

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keep your eyes open for all the stalactite and stalagmites. so much to see. Keep looking up down and all around some stalagmites look like statues or trolls ... . some areas have what looks like lace/ filigree. Beautiful!

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Thank bree68
Michigan
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404 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really does look like a lion's tail. One the more unique formations in the Carlsbad Caverns. Very cool.

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Thank CaseyJones6325
Atlanta, GA
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful morning in the caves. Take your pictures on the way down as you walk. If you are walking back, you may find yourself too tired or just "already seen it." It was very comfortable in the cave. When we visited, the elevators were broken, and there were not many people there. Unfortunately, we were too early in... More 

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Thank GaRN675
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We have been in several caverns and seen a lot of different formations but never one like this. Very neat.

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Thank Will H
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A spot along the Big Room self-guided trail, this is one example of the unusual features in the caves. It is all amazing and surreal.

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Thank JimMcRV
Coppell, Texas
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151 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I have seen many caverns but never a formation like this one. It's stunning and really looks like a lion's tail.

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Thank gggg1234
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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648 reviews
372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This formation is very unique....it looks like its name, Lion's Tail. There are many unique formations but few if any others look like this on.

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Thank Cherie P
Chicago, Illinois
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I thought that I was in enough caves and caverns so nothing will surprise me , but obviously not. These little rock are quite unique. I never have seen anything like it. They are very easy to be mist, look above your head when on trail in big room.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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211 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

The Lion's Tail was one of the many formations in the Big Room that had a sign explaining what this was called. It definitely earned it's name, since it is easy to see the resemblance to a lion's tail!

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