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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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Address: 418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5743
Phone Number: 575-887-0276
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Caverns

Excellent, very friendly staff , interesting for children and adults . Just have to wait for elevators . Worth to go around three to see the bats flight at 6:15 pm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lauravalls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent, very friendly staff , interesting for children and adults . Just have to wait for elevators . Worth to go around three to see the bats flight at 6:15 pm.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm removing one star simply because the elevators weren't working while we were there. Meaning, we could still walk in and go down as far as we wish, but had to be mindful that we then had to walk back up. We made it maybe halfway down before giving in. That said, this isn't the first time I've been. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best cave tour I've ever taken. Used the elevator to Big Room floor which is great for anyone with mobility difficulty. The 1.3 mile path was a gentle slope, easy to navigate. Rangers and staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable. $10 was very reasonable for the experience. The restaurant had a great turkey sandwich and green chili stew!

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Thank Dick D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife made me come here, we brought our kids (11,12,13) They liked it and weren't bored at all. If you're out of shape take the elevator, both ways. Wish I would have. But you will have a great time either way

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Spring, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will start off by saying, getting inside the cavern is a pretty intense excursion. All of the trails are paved with appropriate handrails, but it is a STEEP descent! My legs are definitely killing me today. The caverns themselves are beautiful and very nice. Your experience definitely will be determined by your expectations. We have been to Ruby Falls... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rook this one on as part of our NPS 100 tours - on Labor Day Weekend Beautiful and breathtaking! Things you need to know: This IS handicapped accessible- to include wheelchair. The are some areas of the cave tour that are not, but the most beautiful are good. There is an elevator going down to the cave and back... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place today as they were celebrating the 100 year birthday of the caverns but we had fun! Hiked to the bottom, walked the room at the bottom and then took the elevator up!

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Lubbock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This cavern is so beautiful. I wish I had known about the extra tours you can do if you sign up and pay for them. You can go see parts of the cave that are off limits to other people.

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Houston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Came to see bats, but because of the rain, no bats. Ranger kept waiting hoping they would fly. She gave a short program and about midway and rains return

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Conroe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Had fun taking scenic loop down the mountain views are excellent went on a weekday so it wasn't very busy. Ate at Whites City restaurant it was good food.

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