Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks. Put Big Room into our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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  • and they get in heavily discounted if not free. Dad hobbled around with a walker. It was marked where it would get steeper and you can turn around. He took the walker on those parts anyway, but...  more »
  • The Big Room is a massive cave, 625 feet wide, a tallest point height of 255 feet, and 4,000 feet in length. It is loaded with many types of natural sculptures and structures, including columns...  more »
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