Giant Dome, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Giant Dome is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Put Giant Dome on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip app .
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  • Unfortunately, 25% of the lights were out due to a lightning strike that penetrated 840 feet into the cave and fried 25% of the lights, so not all the geologic formations were easily viewed.  more »
  • This is the largest stalagmite ever discovered and is truly giant! Since it is at an angle is does king of resemble the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy  more »
  • The Giant Dome is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Giant Dome. It is beauty.  more »

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Where to stay in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The only option for sleeping within Carlsbad Caverns National Park is to grab a free permit and pitch your own tent in the backcountry. You can, however, find a handful of places to stay in White's City, which sits at the park's entrance. Here you'll find campgrounds, a few economy hotels, a couple of dining establishments, and other entertainment options. About 40 km (25 mi) up the road, the small city of Carlsbad offers more choice for accommodations. Hotels here tend to show their age, but most are clean.
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