Carlsbad Caverns aka: Carlsbad Caverns National ParkCarlsbad and the most popular places are Lechuguilla Cave and Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. Carlsbad Caverns is featured on the lists All 911 UNESCO Heritage Sites, Hillman's Top 100 "Wonders", and Caves of the World. Places in Carlsbad Caverns have been tagged caves, natural wonder, and hiking.
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Does anyone else think that the bat poop smells like grits?! Haha. I went when I was 12 and that is the smell that comes to mind when I think about the caverns. I loved seeing the bats and the stalagmites/stalactites. I hope to go back as an adult to truly savor the beauty of the caves.over 5 years ago
Pack a tripod for your camera; then set your camera to NIGHT mode and capture the MOST amazing photos of these amazing caverns.
Also, go off season. I don’t care if it’s 40 below outside, inside the caverns it is always the same temp. Then you can enjoy the quiet of the caverns and take pics at your liesure.over 6 years ago
Both the view from the visitors center (flat as far as the eye can see) and the darkness of the cave are enough to make me return.
Having been there twice, and heard different stories from my Aunt (who is now a retired docent from the Caverns) I felt I got a special glimpse of not only the cave throughout the years and prior to a “vistors center” but behind the scenes knowledge.over 6 years ago
So freakin surreal. Do the tours, get the talking stick and even if its 100° out take a sweatshirt. Always 56° down there. Unless you’re a photographer and good at time exposures the pictures don’t do it justice. Get the 3D viewmaster deals to share, they’re cool.over 6 years ago
I get slightly claustrophobic, so it was a challenge for me to go down in any caves. I told my family that this was it, the one and only time I’d go down in some caves with them. I made it through the experience and don’t intend to repeat it. Though it was amazing and beautiful down there.over 6 years ago