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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5743
+1 575-887-0276
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Carlsbad Caverns Kings Palace tour

Highly recommend this tour as you go into 4 rooms that general public admission doesn't get to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brenda6600
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Denver, Colorado
via mobile
AMAZING - Caverns are epic and the bat flight is beautiful

Plan for a good few hours of walking and seeing amazing things. My daughter and I walked down into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nanaonthego2017
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5743
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour as you go into 4 rooms that general public admission doesn't get to see. Best part was our Ranger/tour guide "Mark" who gave an informative and entertaining narrative that included gelogy, Jim White discovery of the caverns, and development into the...More

Thank Brenda6600
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan for a good few hours of walking and seeing amazing things. My daughter and I walked down into the caverns, toured the entire area and walked back up instead of taking the elevator. Worth every step! Stayed for the bat flight and was awed...More

Thank nanaonthego2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another great park in the NP collection. Go early to avoid the crowds, as the wait for the elevator back up to the surface can for 45 minutes or longer. (It takes 25 minutes to walk out, uphill nearly all the way). The...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the self guided tour and entered via the natural entrance. The path is paved and although the light is dim, there is light throughout the cave. It has many interesting sights along the path and in the Big Room in the cavern there...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Self guided tour included in the National parks annual pass. Not a very special cave but worth to visit in case you are in the the Carlsbad vicinity. We did not watch the bats, we will do next time.

Thank BossErpe-Belgium
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

There are several ways to see the caverns. Self tour with handheld device or without device. Guided tour in the main caverns. Guided tours of various degrees of difficulty and in caverns not accessible to general public. Reservations required for all guided tours. Two ways...More

2  Thank Irishintx
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Make sure and check elevator and closing times in advance. I think the last elevator was at 3:30 or so and we got there about 5 min before that. Took us a good hour to go around the big room with 2 preschoolers in tow...More

1  Thank work2travelTexas
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a must see if you have a chance. I am amazed every time I go with how enormous this cavern system is. Take water and lots of photos!

1  Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We loved the place it was incredible my kids where amazed with everything they saw what I don't recommend is the restaurant the food was cold but our experience in the caverns was breathtaking !!!

Thank Isela88martinez
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a beautiful cavern. Worth the money and if you can make sure to watch the bats leave the cave at night.

Thank Debra J
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malleyoh
26 June 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to see bats in the sky in the surrounding area but check the park website. It should have the times listed where the bats actually start to fly out.
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RCLight
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
I think I saw that, yes some areas are but not all the paths down inside the Cave. There is an elevator that can take you down below. Might want to check the website.
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RCLight
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
Yes,taking the elevator down. Not all trails down inside the Cave have wheelchair access but the main one does I believe.
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