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Impressive formation

This is an impressive formation, but not much more impressive than any other part of the cave. As a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
7268
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San Francisco
One of many sights in the Big Room

There are many must sees in the Big Room of Carlsbad Caverns. If you take both loops of the Big... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Delbe M
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Joshua
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One of the most impressive limestone formations in Carlsbad Caverns is the Giant Dome, which stands 62 feet high, 16 feet in diameter, and bears a resemblance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive formation, but not much more impressive than any other part of the cave. As a whole, the caverns are 6 on a scale of 5.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 26 November 2017

There are many must sees in the Big Room of Carlsbad Caverns. If you take both loops of the Big Room tour, you will see all the sights. If you take a ranger guided or audio tour, you will know more. There are signs and...More

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Hard to photograph but a great site to see. Not far inside from the entrance of the elevator and the bathrooms

Thank kelly f
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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.

Thank Daj_O2014
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 26 July 2017

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.

Thank M J
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Giant Dome is interesting by itself, but is just one of hundreds of formations in the Big Room. Why it needs a separate entry in TA is beyond me, but don't miss it. Pay your admission to the main Cavern and see everything! It's...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 1 July 2017

As you stroll around the Big Room you come across this mammoth structure. It is impressive and one of the formations you always see in ads for the Caverns. You have to see it to appreciate its unique beauty and detail.

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A very prominent feature on the self-guided Big Room Tour. Be sure to have your audio devices, to understand the formation and history of this immense column. This was a featured formation in Ansel Adams photography book and by the Works Progress Administration on their...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Another one of the fantastically amazing thins that you will see when you take the Big Room Tour! Be prepared to be continually amazed!

Thank bcreff
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