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Big Room

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
+1 575-785-2232
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Fantastic Site

We really enjoyed the tour of the Big Room. There are all kinds of amazing formations here. We took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary W
Just a wonderful cavern

as the name implies it is a big room within the Carlsbad caverns. Bring your camera and flash... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter R
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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The largest cavern in Carlsbad Caverns.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“natural entrance” (130 reviews)
“short cut” (15 reviews)
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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"self guided tour"
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"natural entrance"
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"short cut"
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"own pace"
in 27 reviews
"light jacket"
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"take your time"
in 25 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 14 reviews
"paved path"
in 8 reviews
"bucket list"
in 22 reviews
"two hours"
in 13 reviews
"the loop"
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"king's palace"
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"your eyes"
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"huge cave"
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"national park"
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"natural wonder"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the tour of the Big Room. There are all kinds of amazing formations here. We took around 300 pictures here. Flash photography is permitted, but we found that in many cases the non-flash pictures looked better. In any case, we were really...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as the name implies it is a big room within the Carlsbad caverns. Bring your camera and flash photography is allowed

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of the tour of the park and a "do not miss"! It is well worth the time to follow the trail.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The name "Big Room" sets you up for something bigger, but it's still pretty beautiful. The Big Room is at the end of the hike, so by then you're pretty excited to have finally reached it.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Huge cave amazing a must see place. Bathrooms and food at the bottom of this cave as well. Trails are long and beautiful. There is elevators but we choose to hike up and down. Steep and good workout. Elevator wait times can be hours.

Thank jbk2003
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Don't touch formations, so future generations can enjoy what you are seeing. The room is HUGE and filled with many formations including, of course, stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, columns, and draperies. Give yourself two hours to wander and enjoy.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We flew to and stayed overnight in El Paso because it was less expensive and only a 2.5 hour drive. I feel like it's really important to read as many reviews on this place as possible as there are quite a bit of tips to...More

Thank Lo S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This was the last self guided tour we took after the natural entrance, kings palace and left hand tunnel. It blew us away! When they say big room they mean it. It's huge. The formations of Calcite, gypsum stalactite are unique and inspiring. Even the...More

1  Thank Arch L
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

It is as awesome as it’s cracked up to be – the ‘Big Room’ is truly something to behold! However, we were even more impressed with a Cavern tour we took earlier in the week near San Antonio, TX (Natural Bridge Caverns). That being said,...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The highlight of Carlsbad Caverns. A must see if you are in the area or driving I-10 and have the time Obviously the caves are out of the way for normal travelers, but if you can make the time, do so. This self guided tour...More

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Kathy M
9 January 2018|
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I don’t think so .
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patrick r
1 February 2017|
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Response from lswight | Reviewed this property |
Maybe. Call ahead to make sure.
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Wendy B
3 August 2016|
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Response from JeffreyHville | Reviewed this property |
I think any issues with claustrophobia would depend on the individual and the seriousness of their own phobia. I can tell you that inside the Big Room there is more extremely large open spaces to content with, rather than... More
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