Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Overview / Map of Carlsbad Caverns

Visitor Services

Visitor Center The visitor center is open every day except December 25 and is your first stop on your visit to the cave. Here you can purchase tickets beginning at 8:30 a.m. each morning. Tickets may also be purchased at hotels in Carlsbad and Whites City—and then presented at the ...

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Planning Your Visit

Operating Hours & Seasons Carlsbad Caverns National Park is open every day of the year except for December 25. EXPANDED (SUMMER) HOURS: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tours are available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is ...

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Planning Your Visit

A visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is most enjoyable when it is pre-planned. We suggest you begin by deciding which tours are appropriate for you and your family. Make reservations for guided tours by calling 1.877.444.6777 or make them online at Recreation.gov (http://www.recreation.gov/tourParkDetail.do?parkId=77813&agency=NRSO). Some tours are limited and fill ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) When is the park open and how much does it cost? The park is open every day, except December 25, weather and road conditions permitting. Purchase cave tickets at the visitor center information desk. A general admission ticket is required for anyone entering Carlsbad Cavern. Adults 16 years ...

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