Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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  • There are no bats in March; however, take the time to see the natural entrance and bat cave. Even without bats it is impressive. The sheer size of the bat cave is worth the price of admission as...  more »
  • Awesome to watch the bats come out to feed at night. The narrative about the bats and their flights was very interesting. We really enjoyed it.  more »
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  • This is a must visit and be prepared to be blown away. We visited two consecutive days. The first day we toured the Big Room which was laden with stalagmites and stalactites which form highly intricate rock sculptures. The path is man made concrete with a hand rail and is well lit. The bat flight show is amazing at dusk, even though that night the bats trickled out, rather than funneled out. We went back on day two and walked into the bat cave entrance. This was an entirely different walk. Much darker and smelling of both bird and bat guano, the cave is shared by swallows and bats. Some bats were still flying within at 10:30 am. This a downhill walk and is much more dark and wet. The cave is extensive with formations of varied natural design. You can see holes deep into the earth and some fallen rocks. So wonderfully interesting and beautiful.
  • Very well run by the staff. We took the Kings Palace tour and absolutely loved every minute. Food is very good too. Would strongly recommend a visit. I have visited several caverns and this one was incredible! We drove 1000 miles to get here and my kids agreed it was worth every mile.

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