Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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  • The bats were amazing to see. Park ranger very entertaining with her guitar and bat songs. Loved it.  more »
  • The ranger that led the talk was excellent. She dispelled a lot of misconceptions about bats. You leave with a new appreciation for these little creatures. The last time I visited Carlsbad Caverns was...  more »
  • The bat tour is interesting and beautiful to see! It is at dusk and the bats come out when they feel like it so there may be a wait. The park ranger who did our talk was knowledgeable and engaging.  more »
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  • Loved it. One of the most amazing places I have ever seen in my life. New Mexico has two places that I love, this place and White Sands. Come early, bring food, make sure your car has gas, and pay attention to park times when the gates close/natural entrance closes. If not, you'll be stuck in the elevator line forever.
  • The caverns are so well organized for the visitors. It is almost entirely wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator which goes directly near the main big room. You can use it either way. We went there on a weekend so it there was a line for the elevator. We decided it would be better to hike both ways. The descent was pretty easy and you also get to see the cave closely. I would suggest walking both ways if you think you can do it and if you have the time. You can also find food when you reach the big room however the options are pretty limited. We went IN March and could not see the Bats coming out of the caves as they had migrated South.
  • 3rd time down! And by far the best, yet! Super crowded on the last weekend of Spring Break, but knowledgeable staff managed everything. So many amazing features! So massive! I enjoyed taking the elevator down and walking up. Good workout, quicker than waiting in line, and so amazing to finally seeing the (sun)light at the top of the tunnel.
  • You're not allowed to bring food or drink other than water into the cavern. You're not even allowed to chew gum inside the cavern. There is a restaurant at the bottom, but the choices are limited. There's a restaurants n the visitors section with a better selection if you want a hot meal. We generally eat before we go into the cavern and have hot coffee or hot chocolate when we get to the bottom. Dress warmly. Even if it's very hot outside it will be cool inside. Wear comfortable clotheswoth good walking or hiking shoes. This is not the place for flip flops. If you are up for the physical adventure of the walk-in to the Natural entrance it is stunningly beautiful. We've gone many times and I see something new every time. We love it there.
  • Definitely an experience everyone should do once. First a cool drive to the actual caves, scenic and quiet with photo op stops. Then a very very friendly staff of rangers to help you and guide you. Then the caves, they are amazing with so many your options from solo to handheld devices leading the way to guides. Can choose the cave duration length that best suites you. Spent a few hours here. Gift shop is nice and not overpriced. Would 100% recommend this day trip to anyone.
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