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Interesting Formation

If you take a ranger guided, audio or self guided tour of the Carlsbad caverns great room, you will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Delbe M
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Joshua
Interesting--included in the Big Room

These two geologic formations are unique in the Cave but I didn't think they were that special... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Daj_O2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take a ranger guided, audio or self guided tour of the Carlsbad caverns great room, you will seen the Lion's tail and yes it looks exactly like a lions tail. These Stalactites are a combination of 2 types of formation. (Stalactites hang Tightly...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

These two geologic formations are unique in the Cave but I didn't think they were that special. Everywhere you look are odd geologic formations.

Thank Daj_O2014
Reviewed 22 September 2017

There are a lot of nice formations in the cave and this one is no exception. There isn't much to say about it other than it does resemble a lion's tail and worth seeing if you are visiting the Big Room.

Thank ICTtravler
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It was fun to view this formation in the Cavern. There are many interesting formations in the caverns.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Lion's Tail is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Lion’s tail. It is beauty.

Thank M J
Reviewed 30 June 2017

One of millions of formations in the Carlsbad Caverns Big Room. It's not the best, but is certainly interesting since you're going to pass it anyway. Why this is a separate TA entry from the Big Room is beyond me.

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

In a place with such variety of cave formations, this is another interesting one. The name is easily recognizable when viewed in the tour. Must have been quite a sight when first identified with a kerosene lantern.

1  Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We saw this while wandering around in the Big Room. This is just one of many fantastic rock formations in this room.

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 29 April 2017

There's so much to see in Carlsbad Caverns but you can't miss this unique formation. As you're walking around The Big Room Route...there are signs that high-light specific formations...The Lion's Tail is one of them...and ,yes, they look like lion's tails.

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I perused TripAdvisor prior to going here so I knew some of the key things to look for. This was fun to see in person and because of the name, was comical to imagine it being a lion's tail hanging from the ceiling. While it...More

Thank Layla T
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