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Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5743
+1 575-887-0276
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Chilly and damp

Spent about 6 hours there, walked down (good adventure but long). Used the elevator a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John-Galt-Of-Dallas
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Dallas, Texas
What an experience!

We walked in via the natural entrance and then rode the elevator back up after doing the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra W
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5743
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about 6 hours there, walked down (good adventure but long). Used the elevator a couple of times to go back up to eat and dry off (very damp). Did the Kings guided tour - well worth it. But be aware you sit down a...More

Thank John-Galt-Of-Dallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in via the natural entrance and then rode the elevator back up after doing the self-guided tour of the big room. We had a snack in the rest area/food room after walking down. This is one of those places everyone should see -...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to want to get to Carlsbad to go to Carlsbad. It is definitely out of the way, but once you get here, you will be glad you did. The museum and Art center is fantastic. It is only the beginning of a great...More

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went over Memorial Day weekend, so it was packed. We hiked down and took the elevator back up. 45 min-1 hour wait for the elevator back up. Just awesome to see. Definitely bring a light jacket. We stayed for the bats--thousands of them came...More

Thank 284SarahB284
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so worth coming from New Westminster BC to see. I have never seen something so amazing! Was a little apprehensive being 750' below ground but loved every minute. Very disappointed in the Bat flight which was on my bucket list. Only about 20...More

Thank Kelliep777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read a review from someone else that said the caverns were way better than Luray Caverns in Va. That person was right! It was massive and took around 4 hours. Did the self guided tour and was fine didn't have to worry about crowds...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Words can't explain the journey through the cave. I will say this wear sneakers or hiking boots because this journey is a hard one down and from what I could tell by others a hard trip back up. It's very steep but there is a...More

1  Thank Mswonderful4u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Carlsbad with my boyfriend and it was amazing! I recommend self guided tours as you can read about the different rock formations as you go along. Don't worry about having to climb as you can take the elevator both ways and it's...More

Thank Shawnee H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled from Colorado to see this place. I'm really glad we went. The caves were amazing and unique. The formations were truly awesome. Even our 14 year old loved it. I wouldn't recommend this for young children as they don't allow strollers and it's...More

1  Thank nathansgirl21
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Excellent a must to experience. Cave is amazing. Tours are great, park service ranger love what they do and make it and unforgettable experience. Do the big room, the Bat flight and top it off with walking down the Natural entrance is the cherry on...More

Thank carhumjac2016
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malleyoh
Can you see the bats going out for the night from outside the park? We are rolling into to town after the park closes about 7:30pm it's End of June and there is some time before the sun sets...just wondering.
26 June 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to see bats in the sky in the surrounding area but check the park website. It should have the times listed where the bats actually start to fly out.
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RCLight
Is the cave accessible to a wheelchair
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
I think I saw that, yes some areas are but not all the paths down inside the Cave. There is an elevator that can take you down below. Might want to check the website.
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RCLight
Is the cave accessible to a wheelchair
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
Yes,taking the elevator down. Not all trails down inside the Cave have wheelchair access but the main one does I believe.
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