White's City, New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns

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arlsbad Cavern Hwy, White's City, NM
Fifteen miles southwest of Carlsbad on US Hwy 62 to White's City, then follow Carlsbad Cavern Hwy several miles up into the hills to the cave entrance.
Daily 8-7, cave 8:30-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $10.00
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Carlsbad Caverns
Lovely formations; flat floors; and nice, big, dry rooms. A high-speed elevator and an underground restaurant. It's the tourist cave of your dreams. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Carlsbad Caverns

Fantastic visit. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the self-guided tour. It's fun to find a restaurant and gift shop down in the caverns. Something new that started this year: the Caverns are now closed on Thanksgiving Day.

[Roger Sleight, 01/01/2015]

We wonder if the Caverns ever served Thanksgiving turkey dinner in its underground restaurant?

Natural cave entrance. Carlsbad Caverns

The real fun at Carlsbad Caverns is when you hike one mile down through the natural entrance. It's a bit challenging for some people, but you definitely see all ages doing it and it's worth the effort.

The sunset bat fly-out can be watched from the amphitheater at the natural entrance every evening. It's an incredible sight -- if the crowd follows the rules outlined by the park rangers (The crowd must be quiet or it affects the number of bats that come out and it's much more spectacular if the bats are more plentiful). Worth driving back out there at sunset to witness!

[JC, 07/30/2013]
Stalactites and columns in Carlsbad Caverns. Carlsbad Caverns

Bring a jacket when you go there. It will be colder than you think. Don't forget a flashlight!

[Barber Family, 07/01/2010]

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