Carlsbad Caverns National Park


The Carlsbad Caverns National Park is known for its show caves. It is located in the Guadalupe Mountains in the southeast of New Mexico. The National Park was established in 1930.

Why it is special: Located in the town of Carlsbad, the park and caves were given the same name. While the show caves with their stunning calcite formations and array of stalactites are the attention grabbers at the park, almost two-thirds of the park has been set aside as wilderness area. One of the cave chambers, which is known, as ‘The Big room’ is 4,000 feet long and 625 feet wide made of natural limestone; it is the 5th largest cave chamber in North America.

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