Carlsbad Caverns

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3225 National Parks Highway Carlsbad, NM 88220

Beauty and Wonder; Above and Below

High ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cactus, and desert wildlife—treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert. Hidden beneath the surface are more than 119 caves—formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone leaving behind caverns of all sizes.

Reservations Required to Enter Cavern

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Gift Shop, Eating, and Sleeping

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