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Carlsbad Caverns
Was Visited by the Traveling Webmaster on 1 March 2007.
Pictures Were Taken And Are Included Below.

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Destination :      Carlsbad Caverns

Web Address :      Yes : Click Here to Visit

Category :      Scenic / Park or Forest

Location :      City : Carlsbad     State : New Mexico

When :      Any Time

Reason to Visit :      Carlsbad Caverns is a National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains of the southeastern corner of New Mexico (in Eddy County). Visitors can hike into the interior rooms on their own via the natural entrance, or take an elevator (the exit for everyone) directly down into the center of the public cave area.

Jim White explored many of the rooms and gave them their names, including the Big Room, New Mexico Room, King's Palace, Queen's Chamber, Papoose Room, and Green Lake Room. He also named many of the cave's more prominent formations, such as the Totem Pole, Witch's Finger, Giant Dome, Bottomless Pit, Fairyland, Iceberg Rock, Temple of the Sun, and Rock of Ages.

Peak visitation typically occurs on the weekends following Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Directions:
The park entrance is located on US Highway 62/180 approximately 23 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico. A scenic 7-mile entrance road leads from the park gate at Whites City to the visitor center and cavern entrance.

Submitted By :      The Traveling Webmaster added Carlsbad Caverns as I had intended to visit all along.

Visted Yet During This Adventure? : Yes

Ray Plumlee's Rating :      5 + Stars out of 5.

When Visited :      1 March 2007

Ray Plumlee's Comments :
The Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico is, to date, the most spectacular natural sight I have ever seen. The only other destination to come close, and in some way I can say it is equally so, is the Grand Canyon. My evaluation of the Carlsbad Caverns has forced me to rate it the first destination I am awarding a 5 Star + rating. I have had to reprogram my rating system to accommodate this new higher rating. I also am re-rating the Grand Canyon with this new higher rating.

If you visit no other scenic natural wonder you must visit the Carlsbad, Caverns. You will never regret it. It is a quiet comfortable (there is no wind it is absolutely still) environment. They have delicately lighted the inside so it is still dark but you can see the inside very easily.

The Great Room is incredibly large. It seems to go on and on. I think the immenseness combined with the scenic beauty is what makes the Carlsbad Caverns so spectacular.

They have done an excellent job of creating an easily walkable and pathed path. Most of the Great Room can be travelled in a wheel chair. Plus with the elevator from the surface, to the main cavern lobby, if you have difficulty walking you can easily get around most of the Great Room. Don't let having a problem walking hold you back.

I recently watched the 1959 movie "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" with James Mason and Pat Boone. All the below ground scenes were filmed here at Carlsbad Caverns. I tried to see if I could recognize any of the scenes but could not be sure. The various features have many different views depending on your perspective.

Below are the best pictures I could take. After I was reviewing my pictures I realized I should have brought a tripod along because the best shots could be had without a flash. But I had a hard time holding the camera still long enough to get a crisp picture. So be sure and take along a small tripod so you can get those really spectacular shots. The very next day I bought me a really small and compact tripod. I will be ready the next time, and there will be.

Ray Plumlee at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Entrance.

Ray Plumlee at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park Entrance.

Lobby area with souveniers, cafateria and elevator 750 feet below groun at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Lobby area with souveniers, cafateria and elevator 750 feet below groun at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park..

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

And yet another inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

This is the spectacular Chadelier inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

This is the spectacular Chadelier inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

This is the Venus Breast inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

This is the Venus Breast inside the Caverns scenic view of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.



Traveling Webmasters Comments :      I began wanting to visit the Carlsbad Caverns in 1959 after going to the Rubidoux Drive In Theater, in Riverside, California and seeing "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" with James Mason and Pat Boone. I was so taken by the scenes of the "center of the earth" and when I found out that the movie was filmed in not only Scotland, but in the Carlsbad Caverns where sweeping set-pieces of subterranean caverns were filmed, I knew I must visit someday.

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