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Address: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.

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We saw this while wandering around in the Big Room. This is just one of many fantastic rock formations in this room.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northridge, CA
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Northridge, CA
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556 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this while wandering around in the Big Room. This is just one of many fantastic rock formations in this room.

Thank bcreff
Ocala, Florida
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's so much to see in Carlsbad Caverns but you can't miss this unique formation. As you're walking around The Big Room Route...there are signs that high-light specific formations...The Lion's Tail is one of them...and ,yes, they look like lion's tails.

Thank Janis H
Seattle, Washington
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626 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I perused TripAdvisor prior to going here so I knew some of the key things to look for. This was fun to see in person and because of the name, was comical to imagine it being a lion's tail hanging from the ceiling. While it wasn't my (or probably anyones) favorite part of the caverns, it was still appropriately named.

Thank Layla W
Calgary, Canada
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97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Another one of the formations along the main route in the caverns. This simple and unique formation can be easily missed!

Thank Geopiggy
United States
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549 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

There are signs marking the location of the Lions Tail in the Big Room so you can't miss it. You walk along the trail of the Big Room, see the sign, look up and there it is. Crazy looking stalactite and one of many.

Thank AAHolt
Avon, Ohio
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1,275 reviews
848 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,585 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Lion’s Tail is a stalactite located near the beginning of the self-guided Big Room tour that looks amazingly like a Lion’s Tail. Located a little past the Giant Dome on the right hand side, keep careful watch to find it as it is best viewed after walking past it a bit and looking back. There are a couple of... More 

Thank Steve1362
Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The Lions Tail was one of the most incredible features in Carlsbad Caverns. There are many others as well. This was an incredible half day in the cave.

Thank kmsmolen
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Just one of the many spectacular formations you will see on the walk around the big room. It really does look like a lion's tail.

Thank M V
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Lions Tail was one of my favorite spots! A must see! Don't forget to catch the bay show! The Lions Tail was my favorite spot!

Thank Victoria F
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,100 reviews
650 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the great sights inside the Carlsbad cavern, it really does look like a lions tail. I asked the Rangers at the end how it had formed like that and the answer is fascinating!!

Thank cazbatt

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