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Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

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Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

My husband says that Artesia has more atmosphere than Carlsbad (city). anybody have any comments on this?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

If you mean by atmosphere fumes from the refinery than yes Artesia has more atmosphere.

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2. Re: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

Atmosphere as in the stench from the refinery. Don't stay in Artesia, stay in Carlsbad.

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3. Re: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

The sculptures along Artesia's main street are really worth seeing, and it's a nice little town. However, staying in Carlsbad is much closer to the Caverns. It's only about a half hour drive from Carlsbad to the Caverns, staying in Artesia would add about 3/4 of an hour to that drive.

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4. Re: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

And the stockyards! Don't forget the atmosphere (pollution) from the stockyards!

Seriously, stay in Carlsbad. Artesia has made considerable strides in improving its "atmosphere," both cultural and meteorologijcal, but the 45 minutes' driving time difference more than compensates.

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5. Re: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

You can even stay in Roswell if I'm perfectly honest.

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6. Re: Visiting Carlsbad Caverns: stay in Artesia or Carlsbad?

None of the above ... Lodge atWhite's City ... Park's entrance ... happy trails ... carracar

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