Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a popular attraction in New
Mexico containing the Carlsbad Cavern, (also known as the 'Big
Cave'), one of the largest underground chambers on earth. A UNESCO
World Heritage Site, the cave is one of 80 around the park, but is
incredibly popular for tours due to its stunning stalagmite and
stalactite formations. Visitors enter the cave by descending over
600 feet (183m) in an elevator, and explore the chambers via paved
trails that are mostly wheelchair accessible. There is also a
natural entrance by the visitor centre, involving a longer and
Address: Eddy County
Opening Time: Visitor Centre: Daily 8am-5pm (closes 7pm in summer).
Last cave entrance 3:30pm.
Admission: $6 adults, free for children under 15; admission is
valid for three days.