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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

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Address: 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Phone Number: 575-785-2232
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I have been to many national parks, major cities in the USA, Europe and Japan and this cavern experience "blew me away". I though it would be a much smaller cave, but this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to many national parks, major cities in the USA, Europe and Japan and this cavern experience "blew me away". I though it would be a much smaller cave, but this cavern is huge. It takes about 1½ to 2 to just walk around the inside of the cavern (there is an elevator that takes you 700 feet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always wanted to cisit Carlsbad Caverns and surely it was not disappointing at all. Everyone on our family enjoy the walk even whennsome parts are quote quite slippery. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, and bring a light jacket it gets a bit cold down there. Plan ahead.and make sire if with little kids walk one of the chambers... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Words and pictures can't describe the vastness of this place. Hard to believe something so large and magnificent is 800+ feet underground. Pictures don't do this place justice. It's a must-see-in-person place. We took the elevator down as we were running late for the Kings Palace tour. In all, we were down there for 6 hours from the Kings Palace... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got there at 10 am on a Wednesday and had the whole place to ourselves (there were cars in the parking lot but we saw so few people we felt like we were on our own). We entered via the natural entrance and toured the Big room. No other tours were available but I don't think we missed much.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I admit my phobias were not helping me during this visit. But i kept on trucking and made it. And I'm glad I did. The caverns are so vast and beautiful. Prepare your eyes to see in faint dim light once the daylight of the entrance is out of view. It was just beautiful. Glad I did it.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the main reasons my wife and I chose to make a trip to New Mexico. I visited Carlsbad Caverns when I was a young boy in the early 1960s. I wanted to see it again. We have the Grand Canyon and Kartchner Caverns in Arizona, but this is still worth the trip. I think you should... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best way to enter the caverns is through the natural entrance. You do it on your own. Get there early so you have the whole day, well, really, get there the night before to see the bat flight (summer months through Sept. - ck out info on park website). Anyway, the natural entrance can be quite taxing on knees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to arrive at the park right when the visitors center opened at 8am. We are SO glad we did. We immediately got our tickets ($20 for both of us, plus our pre-ordered Kings Palace tickets-separate review) and had time to go thru the gift shop and exhibits before the Caverns opened at 8:30. At precisely... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Carlsbad Caverns is something you must do in your life. The caverns are beautiful and every time I have gone you will find something different. I did the self guided tour and you will have to walk a long distant. I recommend you to use comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and bring water with you. The visitor center offers you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I preferace this rating as I am the wife of a legally blind husband. He only has partial sight in one eye and is totally blind in the other, that said, he still wanted to go to Carlsbad caverns. We arrived around 12 noon and put our 2 dogs Gracie (a 70 lb. golden doodle) and Trixie (a 18 lb.... More 

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