Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

4.9
#1 of 10 in Parks in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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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  • Went here as a child, took my own children here and took my new husband here. There is nothing like the Caverns, especially the Big Room. In the past I walked into the Cavern. Since I’m now in my 70s,...  more »
  • visited while on tour easy walk around the cave...just remember to bring a flashlight and a tripod for your camera...yes a phone can take pictures but the camera works better.  more »

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