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Be ready for a hike and beautiful sights this is a massive cavern! Be sure to take a jacket it can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheryl C
Georgetown, Texas
Beautiful cave and wonderful Bat experience!

We did a self guided tour and watched the bats emerge from the cave at dusk. Wonderful experience! !

Reviewed 5 days ago
Valrie S
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727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be ready for a hike and beautiful sights this is a massive cavern! Be sure to take a jacket it can get fairly cool down to the bottom and be sure to take your camera. You can either ride an elevator back to the top...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a self guided tour and watched the bats emerge from the cave at dusk. Wonderful experience! !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valrie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We opted to take the elevator down 750' to get to the start of the self guided tour. If we wanted the exercise and had more time we could have walked down through the natural entrance and could have paid for a guided tour. An...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PixelPeterS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive caverns, and still a live cave. we only had time for the left-turn tour, (there are 4 in total) and it was very well done as the ranger stayed in character (rangers choice, ours was Jim White the discover and original caretaker of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mikiehead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday, and it was National Parks day (free-entry) so it was decently crowded. The cave was interesting to see, felt very similar to what you’d see on a Disney ride. It’s pretty far out of the way. We were on a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most impressively large natural cavern I've ever been to (and I've been to a bunch in Europe). They have a large selection of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and everything in between (or speleothems). You also have a choice of a bunch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheBlackCondor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in November and there was ample parking and the Park was not crowded. The Visitors Center was fun to walk through -- lots of interactive exhibits, videos, etc. There is also a replica of the underground caverns which was great for me to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ConnieBuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 Stars. My words would do no justice to describe what you will see here. The darkest place I have even been was inside this cavern when the ranger turned off the ambient lights. It's so dark you can't see ****. The Bats will blow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P_Jones32655
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took the natural entrance, a long winding road going down into the original entrance of the cave. As it appears only a small piece of the road is visible as it keeps winding down the cave (over 700 ft) because if finally levels out. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Wheather Its your first time or recently visited it always an amazing sight to see, cool walk to the bottom of the cave, lots and lots of natural formations to see and take pictures of. A Nature's lovers paradise.

Date of experience: July 2018
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20 September 2018|
Response from Wrenazane | Reviewed this property |
Just over 300 miles. Between a 6 and 7 hour drive.
26 July 2017|
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Response from 5robint | Reviewed this property |
Yes and I would bring the wheelchair. They have a elevator you can use to go down and back up to the Big room area. It is too steep to walk down and takes about an hour. You will enjoy it. While your there the restaurant in... More
13 June 2017|
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Response from mom22sons | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't aware of those tours. We did the complete walking tour. You enter from the outside and see parts of the cave that those who take the elevator do not. We thought that was the best.