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Impressive

This is the largest stalagmite ever discovered and is truly giant! Since it is at an angle is does... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna T
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Corona, California
Formation in the Big Room

The Giant Dome is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
M J
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Austin, Texas
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One of the most impressive limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns is the Giant Dome, which stands 62 feet high, 16 feet in diameter, and bears a resemblance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the largest stalagmite ever discovered and is truly giant! Since it is at an angle is does king of resemble the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Giant Dome is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Giant Dome. It is beauty.

Thank M J
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Giant Dome is interesting by itself, but is just one of hundreds of formations in the Big Room. Why it needs a separate entry in TA is beyond me, but don't miss it. Pay your admission to the main Cavern and see everything! It's...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 1 July 2017

As you stroll around the Big Room you come across this mammoth structure. It is impressive and one of the formations you always see in ads for the Caverns. You have to see it to appreciate its unique beauty and detail.

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A very prominent feature on the self-guided Big Room Tour. Be sure to have your audio devices, to understand the formation and history of this immense column. This was a featured formation in Ansel Adams photography book and by the Works Progress Administration on their...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Another one of the fantastically amazing thins that you will see when you take the Big Room Tour! Be prepared to be continually amazed!

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent area in the caves, stop and try to take a photo. Area is in the bottom of the caves. Path is very good to this sight.

Thank CS P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Pictures do not do this justice - it is so large!!! It is the highlight in the room and walking towards it is a little intimidating!!

Thank Layla W
Reviewed 2 January 2017

You will love the giant dome and all the features at Carlsbad Caverns. This is a truly magnificent place!

1  Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Giant Dome is an immense stalagmite (technically a column in this case as it just touches the cave’s ceiling) located near the beginning of the Big Room self-guided tour close to the path on the left. It is one of the symbols of the Carlsbad...More

2  Thank Steve1362
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