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Our Favorite Formation!

This is a very cool formation that is in the first part of the tour of the Big Room. This was my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edgewood, NM
Lion’s Tail

This is a very cool and aptly named formation found in the Big Room area of Carlsbad Caverns... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cool formation that is in the first part of the tour of the Big Room. This was my grand daughter's favorite. I personally liked the Doll Theater the best. That one is near the end.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a very cool and aptly named formation found in the Big Room area of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. There is a sign identifying it so it’s easy to find. It is one of so many interesting things in this wonderful park.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Went with my husband, kids, nieces and parents. We all had a great time! Make sure to visit the gift shop :-)

Thank Alisha S
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is a highly-usual formation that's perfectly named. it's one of the most memorable parts of the caverns based on name recognition. I was with my 16-year-old, but I guarantee a younger kid would have thought this was one of the highlights--kind of like when...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We loved the little lions tails. It's part of the self guided tour of the big room. It's well labelled and you cannot miss it.

Thank Arch L
Reviewed November 26, 2017

If you take a ranger guided, audio or self guided tour of the Carlsbad caverns great room, you will seen the Lion's tail and yes it looks exactly like a lions tail. These Stalactites are a combination of 2 types of formation. (Stalactites hang Tightly...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed October 20, 2017

These two geologic formations are unique in the Cave but I didn't think they were that special. Everywhere you look are odd geologic formations.

Thank Daj_O2014
Reviewed September 22, 2017

There are a lot of nice formations in the cave and this one is no exception. There isn't much to say about it other than it does resemble a lion's tail and worth seeing if you are visiting the Big Room.

Thank ICTtravler
Reviewed September 7, 2017

It was fun to view this formation in the Cavern. There are many interesting formations in the caverns.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed July 25, 2017

The Lion's Tail is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Lion’s tail. It is beauty.

Thank M J
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