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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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A great cavern to visit. Many great formations to see.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joel A
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My grandson found some info on this museum and wanted to go while we were in Carlsbad. Great decision!! It was intriguing and very much worth the visit. Lots of art and artifacts. If you are visiting Carlsbad then for goodness sakes visit this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

WE LOVED THIS PLACE! We took our 6 and 3 year old girls. We chose to walk in and not use the elevator. Wow, by the time you get to the great room my children were ready for a break. And it was great because at the bottom there is a place that you can break and get something to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area of this national park, you must see this. The Big Room tour, even the self-guided one, is well worth it. The tour of it takes a bit over 1.5 hours and costs about $10, so inexpensive. There are two entrances, one by elevator and the other via a steep walk. We took the elevator,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a dream park - we went right after the president visited and the place sparkled! All the rangers were helpful and fun. The

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a couple of hours left at the end of our second day in Carlsbad and looked for a local art museum. What wonderful SW collections they had on display. The fellow at the desk was both charming and helpful, even staying past closing so we could finish our tour. They were just finishing a room full of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 750 foot drop into the earth. You have to be in shape to accomplish. Beautiful enormous caverns. A must see is the bats coming out in the evening. Nature is amazing. A must do for a bucket list.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see if you around the area. We were staying at Pecos and one of the recommendations we got was to visit this place and no regrets at all. You had to take the elevator down and up to see the caves. You could also walk up and down if you are adventurous and up to it. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We elected to take the self guided big room tour and it was spectacular. It took us about an hour and a half. This is a fairly easy walk, but there are a couple of places where it is somewhat steep, both up and down. What Mother Nature has sculpted here is beyond description. Seeing this should be on everyone's... More 

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Granada Hills, Calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan ahead and book one of the ranger tours. The King's Palace tour takes you to areas you cannot see on the self guided tour

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