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This is a highly-usual formation that's perfectly named. it's one of the most memorable parts of the caverns based on name recognition. I was with my 16-year-old, but I guarantee a younger kid would have thought this was one of the highlights--kind of like when...More
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
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.
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.
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.