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Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
+1 575-785-2232
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Gorgeous! A must-see.

Carlsbad Caverns are a must see. You have the option of walking or taking the elevator into and out... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2011
KelliSR
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Dallas, Texas
Natural Wonder

Visited Carlsbad Caverns in February with my 25 year old son, we drove from Las Vegas which was... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2011
BRASSM0NKEY
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Cumbria
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3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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+1 575-785-2232
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Carlsbad Caverns are a must see. You have the option of walking or taking the elevator into and out of the caverns. We walked all the way down then took the elevator back up. It took us about 2 hours (even though they allow you...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Visited Carlsbad Caverns in February with my 25 year old son, we drove from Las Vegas which was quite a trip across the high plains. I've had Carlsbad on my "To do" list since I was a teenager in the 1970's and I wasn't disappointed....More

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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Hello to all, that is out there,I went here to Carlsbad Caverns in September of 2011,And found this Vacation spot a place of rather VERY INTERESTING nature.It has alot of History and Good knowledge to it! It will Definitly catch your interest. Has alot to...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My wife had never seen this, I did as a child. We did the self-guided tour. You walk downhill for a 1.5 mi. The did the Big Cave Loop, 1.6 mi. We took the elevator back up, no need to walk back up seeing the...More

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Now I can say that I have officially been to both caves. This is still a growing cave system that will amaze for centuries. Take the natural entrance, you won't be sorry, you'll get the full experience of traveling the whole cave system. Mother nature...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

IF a person is NOT claustrophobic then Carlsbad Caverns is the place to see. I've been to several caves and Carlsbad is truly a 'wonder' to behold !! The Rangers are very friendly and answer questions in a very warm, knowledgeable and friendly manner ....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2011

What an amazing experience!!! Definitely the way to go is under your own steam! walk down, you see many amazing things along the way, not to mention feeling fantastic when you make that effort and step out into Big Room! It took my breath away!...More

Thank smiletravels
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

I have been to many caves and this is #1 on my list. Really Cool!

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Reviewed 16 August 2011

On Friday, August 5, 2011 at 8:30am when the Caverns opened, I took the short walk, with several others, to the Natural Entrance where we received a necessary orientation (what to expect, rules, etc…with the most important being don't touch and stay on the trail...More

3  Thank KthSch
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

One of the most gorgeous National Parks in the USA. The beauty is overwhelming! For those who haven't visited, make sure it is on your bucket list!

1  Thank Carol M
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Brock a
20 June 2018|
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Response from anacotton27 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any, that even said no strollers. But you can actually visit their website call them. But to be honest I did not see any.
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kpotts04
17 June 2018|
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Response from anacotton27 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is confusing... I believe they want all visitors to start hiking before 4pm. I know the hike is about 1 hour going and another 1 hiking up. When I went I make sure to call first and their recommendation was to be... More
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Sapphire S
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Response from ki0ki | Reviewed this property |
extra for the ranger led tour
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