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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Will H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 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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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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Thank RudySzymon
Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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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Thank Ann G
Bunch, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It almost looks like a couple of lions sat down and draped their tails over the edge. This formation is in the Big Room.

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Mt Airy NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

As far as I know, this is the only one of these in the world. It was fun to walk under it and look up. Part of the cave walk.

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Thank Gina S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

If you don't have a good camera, there are plenty of postcards done by professional photographers to choose from in the souvenir shop!

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Marysville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The lions tails are neat. They can be viewed on a self guided tour of the big room. Bring a bright light so you can look at the formations you want to while walking around the smooth trail.

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