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Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. Put Big Room into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • We:be been there several times. It is one of the most dramatic caves I've visited (100 or more around the world). There are two entrances...the natural entrance...also the bats' exit on season...is a....  more
    We:be been there several times. It is one of the most dramatic caves I've visited (100 or more around the world). There are two entrances...the natural entrance...also the bats' exit on season...is a....  more »
  • This is a must see if in the area and even worth a drive to visit. We entered through the natural entrance which was good but a long walk with minimal to see. If I was to redo my visit here, I... 
    This is a must see if in the area and even worth a drive to visit. We entered through the natural entrance which was good but a long walk with minimal to see. If I was to redo my visit here, I...  more »

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