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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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  • Beautiful sights! So many different things to see and observe. Take your time so you can see everything. 
  • I have been to other caverns outside of the U.S., but this one is definitely the most impressive. It's humongous with well-maintained walkways. The interesting rock formations are in so many interesti...  more »
  • Huge. Gigantic. Massive. These are the words that come to mind while standing in this cave and looking up and around. It towers hundreds of feet above your head, and yet your 700+ feet below ground. I...  more »