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Bat Flight Program in Carlsbad Cavern National Park

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3225 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-5354
+1 575-785-3012
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Beyond Belief

The Bar Flight at Carlsbad is fantastic. We sat in the beautiful amphitheater and listened to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RickyD23
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Cleveland, Ohio
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This was such a cool experience to see! Must see if you are visiting the caverns! It is worth it... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
K416
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Alberta, Canada
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3225 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-5354
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar Flight at Carlsbad is fantastic. We sat in the beautiful amphitheater and listened to the Ranger for a half-hour talk about myths about bats. We would have preferred to hear facts about bats but it was a beautiful night. All of a sudden,...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was such a cool experience to see! Must see if you are visiting the caverns! It is worth it! We went near the end of October and there were still a ton of bats! It went on for a good 25-35 minutes. Great for...More

Thank K416
Reviewed 23 October 2017

What an amazing experience! The sights one sees while walking through the cavern are indescribable. Must be seen in person! When you go, make sure you stay for the bat flight at sunset. Seeing thousands upon thousands of bats exiting the cave is nearly breathtaking....More

Thank oldsgm
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our trip to Carlsbad Caverns was a bit of a disappointment due to the closure of the elevator, but luckily the Bats Flight Program saved the day. It's just unreal to watch them circle out of the cave by the thousands, listening quietly for the...More

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We arrived one half hour before sunset and waited for the bats to make their ascension into the sky. There were thousands and thousands of bats swirling out of the cave and flying over the ridge. It was an incredible experience to see the bats...More

Thank toluce
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Went up from interstate 10 to catch this presentation. Woman ranger was full of good information and a good speaker. We sat down about 5:20 for the 6 o'clock presentation and watched a huge flock of swallows going in and out of the cave kind...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Times vary based on sunset for the Bat Program. The night we went in early October, the program started at 5:30 pm. It is in an open amphitheater by the natural entrance. You are not allowed to have cell phones or cameras - we witnessed...More

Thank scottcaps
Reviewed 16 October 2017

You will have to go in warmer weather because by October, all the bats had departed. We sat there for a long time and only 3 bats came out. The ranger said that it had been too cold at night so they must have left...More

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It seemed like the bats would never stop coming out of the caverns in huge numbers. It took at least an hour and a quarter for an estimated 500,000 bats to leave the natural entrance. It was interesting to hear the beating of their wings...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you visit Carlsbad Caverns make sure that you stay for the evening bat flight as it is an amazing sight. Visitors sit in the ampitheatre and one of the park rangers gives a talk about the bats. The one who was on duty the...More

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
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Bindi N
3 September 2017|
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Response from Bj M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the slow response. I believe bats are only ther May to September and the ranger program we went to was at dusk.
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happytourist89
18 August 2016|
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Response from ajoyrenewed | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in town at the Best Western. It was nice and reasonably priced.
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