Carlsbad Caverns National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Carlsbad Caverns National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Brantley Lake State Park

  • Dam

In addition to 4,200-acre Brantley Lake and dam, this park 12 miles north of Carlsbad offers primitive camping areas, nature trails,...

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Within this user-friendly facility at the top of an escarpment, a 75-seat theater offers engrossing films and ranger programs about the...

Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center

  • Museum/Gallery

Pueblo pottery, American Indian artifacts, and early cowboy and ranch memorabilia are here, along with exhibitions of contemporary art.

Evening Bat Flight Program

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

In the amphitheater at the Natural Cave Entrance (off a short trail from main parking lot) a ranger discusses the park's batty residents...

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

More preserve than traditional zoo, the park contains impressive plants and animals native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The Desert Arboretum...

Natural Entrance

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

As natural daylight recedes, a self-guided, paved trail leads downward from the yawning mouth of the main cavern, about 100 yards east...

Rattlesnake Springs

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Of the several places to picnic in the park, this is the best by far. There are about a dozen picnic tables and grills here, many of...

Rattlesnake Springs

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Enormous cottonwood trees shade the picnic and recreation area at this cool, secluded oasis near Black River. The rare desert wetland...

The Big Room

  • Cave

With a floor space equal to about 14 football fields, this subterranean focal point of Carlsbad Caverns clues visitors in to just how...


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