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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I highly recommend renting the audio tour for $5 to make your tour the best it can be. Add the Natural entrance tour if you have 4 hours to spend on the combination tour. If you only have an hour... more »
I don't know why they named the one in Kentucky Mammoth Cave because this one is enormous. The tour is all around the many areas of this one big room more »
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