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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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Beautiful place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lubbock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Georgetown, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Otherwordly - amazingly beautiful - like no other caverns we have been to. Words can't really describe the beauty and massiveness of this place. Take your time ti appreciate it! All of us thoroughly enjoyed this (ages 10-parents). Wear comfortable shoes and take a light jacket. There are places to rest on the way down as it does get pretty... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not the Louvre. But it is a very nice little museum showcasing the history of the area, with some other fine art pieces and exhibits added in. This makes for an excellent afternoon stop when the weather is too hot to walk around. And the price is right: free. Don't make this the centerpiece of a trip to Carlsbad.... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the wife took a day trip from Odessa, TX to the caverns. The road from Jalal, NM to Carlsbad, NM is the worst road ever. Back to the caverns, we walked down. Very steep, took about 1 1/2 hours to walk down. We did not do the Big Room. The wait time for the elevator was about 1... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like museums, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Take your time and read the placards.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many amazing, beautiful formations! It is a lot of walking. The elevator takes over an hour standing in line. This was Sat.so that is part of the crowd problem. Be sure to take a good camera. These are amazing,framable photo ops.

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Thank Medtravelr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caverns are amazing. If you can do the walk down, vs the elevator, it is well worth it. We brought flashlights for the kids which was great because it can get very dark down there.

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Thank April G
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the reason we vacationed in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The cavern stays at an average 56 degrees and you can take a self guided tour or a ranger led tour which costs about $8 extra per adult. Maybe you can get lucky and get Jason as your tour guide in the King's Palace. Very informative and as friendly as... More 

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