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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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Carlsbad Caverns is a must-see – both for its sheer size and strange enchanting beauty. The natural entrance hike in is 1.25 miles and descends 750 feet over the short distance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jeremy5763
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carlsbad Caverns is a must-see – both for its sheer size and strange enchanting beauty. The natural entrance hike in is 1.25 miles and descends 750 feet over the short distance. It is a paved trail, and smooth, sometimes slippery, but pretty steep. If you do not want to hike in, you can also take the elevator down to the... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If cold natured, wear long sleeves, not necessarily a jacket, just long sleeves . .avg temp is 56 degrees.

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice walk around the big room. It was just the right length for our family of four to explore and experience the caverns. Really neat place including the 700' elevator ride down.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before coming to the caverns, we hesitated a lot about taking a tour or not - we were unsure if we would see enough of the caverns this way (the fear of missing out...). Finally we opted for the self-guided tour of the Natural Entrance with the Big Room. We were so pleased with our decision. The hike down and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was under the impression that if you've seen one cave you've seen them all. I was wrong. Carlsbad big room is amazing and Breathtaking and definitely worth seeing. We got to the visitors center about 7:45am and there were about 10 people in front of us waiting to get in. They opened promptly at 8, and we had to... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to imaging the magnitude of this room, both in height and area. The park service has done a great job of providing just enough light for safety and highlighting the special formations there.

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Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we were in New Mexico, we traveled the main Interstate and did not want to venture off to the east that far to Carlsbad. This time we were coming from the East, so we purposely planned a visit to the Cave. OMG, we just absolutely Loved, loved loved it!!! It is so well worth it to go... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a claustrophobic person, you'd think I'd hate it here. Nope. It's wide open. Take your time and listen to the information. If you are leery, the info will keep your mind off of the dark

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But use the elevator that will save you a trail heading down the main big room of 750ft. Self guided trail but spend the $5 of a voice guide it helps. Very nice.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The big room is just incredible. There is no way that pictures can show how it feels to be in this place. Allow about 2 hours for the Big Room tour. I strongly recommend spending $5 for an Audio tour wand. It adds allot to understand important details about caves and this cave specifically.

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