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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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+1 575-785-2232

The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.

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Only part of the caverns we go to because of a bad knee. Well worth the visit. The elevator down and up was a life saver.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan N
Pueblo West, Colorado
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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77 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the cave that you will have to see if you come. You can get there by the elevator or the natural entrance. It's an easy, mostly level walk. There are tons of cool formations to see, including the bottomless pit. Lots of good places to sit and ponder the cave if you want (if it's not too crowded).... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only part of the caverns we go to because of a bad knee. Well worth the visit. The elevator down and up was a life saver.

Thank Alan N
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Carlsbad Caverns NP is very unique because you can visit most of the caves, including the Big Room, by yourself at your own pace. Of all the caves that we have visited - Postojna and Skocjan Caves in Slovenia, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky - it is the cheapest ($10) and is not crowded or touristy. The Big Room opens at... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have mobility issues but are not in a wheelchair, you absolutely can still see part of the caverns. The elevator opens right at the snack bar area just before the entrance to the "Big Room". The paths have no steps, are mostly even and dry, and do not require stooping over like in some caverns. Wear shoes that... More 

Thank capitollover
Chandler, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a vacation from Wichita, KS when I was 10, to see Carlsbad Caverns. It was an experience that I never forgot. As a result, I have always wanted to go back some day. This past weekend we made it back. It was as wonderful as I remembered. It is stunning to consider a cave the size of 14... More 

Thank franknfam
Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have a little time, do the Big Room loom. Lots of wonderful, awe inspiring formations to see. Audio is available for self guided tours. Great place to visit for all ages. Not to hard for those in less than perfect shape.

Thank Ivy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is an elevator to bring you to this area and the paths are all paved so it is easy for all people to access.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up towards the caverns are on the cliff's edge but what a destination. Whites City is the closest but Carlsbad is just a 20 minute drive away. BIG Room: If you have limited time and want to see the most brilliant formations, then start left of the path and get your camera ready. A staff member from the... More 

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a family of six and that includes one kiddo in a wheelchair. We took a long road trip to get here because we know that national parks take accessibility seriously and we knew that this would be the place for my daughter to have the full experience of the cave along with her siblings. I was not disappointed.... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing rock formations, an incredible walk. We were on a time limit and at the end of the day, so we had to run through it quickly, but I would love to go back someday and spend more time!

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