National Park: Carlsbad Caverns

On a visit to Texas, I took a three-hour road trip to Carlsbad, New Mexico to add another national park in my list. Carlsbad Caverns was the perfect destination to satisfy my cave fascination minus the rigorous wild cave expedition I did at Organ Caves in West Virginia (that’s another story to tell!).

The Carlsbad Caverns is an amazing place. I was surprised by how visitor-friendly it was and of course, how they maintained and preserved all the stalactites and stalagmites. I felt like I was walking through Batman’s underground wonderland.

Entrance tickets to Carlsbad Caverns is free for kids below 16 years and only $10 for 16 and above. I recommend exploring the cavern at your own pace unless you really want an in-depth cave lecture from a tour guide for an additional fee.

Read about Carlsbad Caverns for more information.




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This was pretty cool! Lake Mirror…can you see why? 🙂

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I highly recommend visiting Carlsbad Cavern. It truly was a one of a kind experience!

Have you been to Carlsbad Caverns? Let me know how your own experience was!

Jen is a Chicago-based traveler and a full-time Director of Development for an arts & culture organization. Originally from Connecticut, she created JetsettingJen as a place to share her travel stories and photos with friends and family. Now, it is a place for adventurers, explorers and dreamers. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage people to see the world and achieve a better work-life balance.