Carlsbad Cavern

Landmarks of the USA

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The main attraction of the Park is a chain of 80 karst caves, which are characterized by the diversity and beauty of mineral formations. The age of the caves is 250 million years old, depth is 339 m, the total length of all aisles and halls — about 12 km The biggest room has the shape of a letter T with dimensions in two directions 610 and 335 m, height 87 m and an area of 5.7 hectares.

The Park is home to 16 species of bats a total of 1 million individuals.

The national Park is open all year round, but most tourists visit it mostly in summer on weekends and holidays. The month with the least visitors is January, the Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except Christmas. Visitors can descend into the cave to a depth of 230 meters, or use a specially installed lifts
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park