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Address: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220-9463

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So glad we went. It was worth taking the tour. If you haven't been you should go. You will not be disappointed.

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Dickinson, North Dakota
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Dickinson, North Dakota
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

So glad we went. It was worth taking the tour. If you haven't been you should go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank dstevenskwi
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Visited back in 2010, bought tickets as an anniversary gift. Right off the bat you must crawl 20ish feet. Had to fight my claustrophobia, if I left the cave then I would have ruined it for everyone else. And let me tell you... It was so worth it! Take a chance, it's pretty amazing.

2 Thank Rebeca R
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

When "Spider Cave" was first discovered, the first several feet of the cave was covered with cave spiders. Cave spiders are harmless. Bob Nymeyer in CARLSBAD, CAVES, AND A CAMERA has a chapter on Spider cave. In 1933 he entered the cave entrance and this is what he had to say, "What I had seen were spiders. Literally millions of... More 

3 Thank Tom L
Bremerton, Washington
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

If you like walking around in the dark with a guide who may have the only flashlight, come on. Well worth your time.

1 Thank dorobo123
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Just went to Carlsbad Caverns. Something to note: the elevator is broken. It suffered damage a few months ago and they don't know when it will be fixed. Definitely check on this before you go. Without the elevator working, the only way into and out of the cavern is the Natural Entrance trail. This is doable if you are healthy... More 

6 Thank Anna E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Spider cave is part of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is a wild cave, which means you need to have your own light. Be prepared to crawl. The trip is guided by park rangers.

3 Thank Tom L
St. George, Utah
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This tour was a BLAST! A lot of the reviews talk a lot about confined spaces, mud, dark, and crawling... all of which are parts of this adventure, but yes this is SPIDER cave, and there is no shortage of them! This was one of the best parts of this hike, Spiders, hundreds and hundreds of them as well as... More 

5 Thank 4856ejt
Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

It is a dirty, crawl and stoop cave tour. It is rather warm in spider cave, hence the air smells wonderful when you get outside. It is a solid 1/2 mile walk to and from the cave entrance over rocky and steep terrain. Not the most impressive cave you'll ever see, but worth the trip once.

3 Thank hikingsierra
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Book this tour early since there are only 8 spots once a week. This tour is for the adventurous spirit who is not claustrophobic, and the tour guides are experienced cavers who are very knowledgeable. It was good that this was the last tour we did, as it was tiring and we were ready for some ice cream at kaleidoscoops... More 

8 Thank mattchupman
Riverside, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

All of it was just incredible! We did the King's tour and explored on our own as well and it was just amazing. If you have the time, and the physical capacity because it's about a mile or so hike downhill, you should definitely enter the caverns through the natural entrance. No words can describe the experience we had there.

13 Thank holyfuhitsme

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