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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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  • I was under the impression that if you've seen one cave you've seen them all. I was wrong. Carlsbad big room is amazing and Breathtaking and definitely worth seeing. We got to the visitors center abou...  more »
  • It is hard to imaging the magnitude of this room, both in height and area. The park service has done a great job of providing just enough light for safety and highlighting the special formations there...  more »
  • The last time we were in New Mexico, we traveled the main Interstate and did not want to venture off to the east that far to Carlsbad. This time we were coming from the East, so we purposely planned a...  more »