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Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Big Room and many more Carlsbad Caverns National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Carlsbad Caverns National Park vacation route planner.
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  • The Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Guadalupe Mountain range is extensive and fun to visit. We decided to do the Big Room tour ourselves due to time constraints and at the recommendation of the ...  more »
  • As soon as we entered the cave I felt like we were in the big room - the entire cave is big. It's along walk down, slippery and dark. Don't rush things and take your time looking around. The big room ...  more »
  • Huge and lots to see. Can take the elevator to this room.15 and under are free. 10$ 16 and up. Fun trip.