This large, modern facility is one of nicer visitor centers of any of the national parks we have visited so far (34 of 59) and offers everything needed to visit this wonderful park; even a kennel for your dog while you are exploring below ground. Entering the visitor center, ahead and a bit to the left, is the Ranger desk... 更多
I may seem jaded when giving this venue a 3 of 5 rating. Actually though I rate it as compared to the many other NP's that I have visited over the years. My experience is that this center, like most other NP visitor centers, is very well done and well worth the visit. In this case as is most common,... 更多
we took the self guided tour of the big room via the elevator ( was recupperating from and injury that prevented us from doing the natural entrance) it was very interesting and we enjoyed it but we have toured many other caverns in the USA that are more spectacular in the sense of being up close to the formations and... 更多
Finally, finally made it (referring to the walk UP). As all the other reviewers have stated, you gotta go. As natural a beauty as the Grand Canyon only down-under (and not so large). Whether as a group, couple or family you'll enjoy this. Yes, wear the walking shoes, yes, it can be a bit coool and yes! leave the damm... 更多
We loved our visit to Carlsbad Caverns. The geological features are spectacular! The walk down is exhausting! Your legs will hurt the next day, if you are not in shape. This park is wonderful.
Go early and start with your way down the Natural Entrance which ends at the Big Room. When done, take the elevator 750 feet back to the top. Study the scale model in the Visitor Center for layout. Be sure to watch their documentary as well. Many other tours are available depending on how much time you have.
The Caverns are a natural wonder that should not be missed. We arrived around 1pm which was perfect timing, as there are strict time constraints on purchasing tickets and hiking out of the caverns. We took the free elevator down, and then enjoyed our time exploring. Time stands still down there, as there is no light, just the artificial light... 更多
We took the natural entrance down to the cave with our 8yr old to avoid the long elevator line. Although there are signs warning about the intensity of the walk, they don't really impress the intensity enough. There needs to be a big rude sign warning old, fat, debilitated, parents with children under 5, and handicapped people to take the... 更多
This attraction is a long drive away for many people to begin with. It is not exceptionally accessible for handicapped. It is not for people who get nauseous quickly at fetid smells. It is not for people who do not like being below ground with no easy exit. It is not for anyone who might be subject to panic attacks.... 更多
The caverns are deep down. Hundreds of feet. How lucky we were that the heavy rain didn't affect our early December visit. Welcoming rangers were ready with travel and tour tips. First, the Visitors' Center is usually hugely congested and there are usually long wait lines for the elevators that take you deep down. Lucky for us that our trip... 更多