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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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  • We have a family of six and that includes one kiddo in a wheelchair. We took a long road trip to get here because we know that national parks take accessibility seriously and we knew that this would b...  more »
  • Amazing rock formations, an incredible walk. We were on a time limit and at the end of the day, so we had to run through it quickly, but I would love to go back someday and spend more time!  more »
  • Unless you are the type of person willing to crawl through tight places and pay for the special tours allowing you to do that, this was the best tour. We also did the King's Palace tour, which was gre...  more »