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Where in the world: USA  /  New Mexico  /  Carlsbad

Top 15 things to do in Carlsbad

3. King's Palace, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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5. Big Room, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Explore Big Room, the largest cave in Carlsbad cavern, in a self-guided tour of the natural limestone formations, stalactites, and stalagmites. You'll see Bottomless Pit, Giant Dome, Rock of Ages, and Painted Grotto. For quick access to the cave, enter the visitor center, which has elevators to the cave. Rent an audio guide here to learn about the geology, formation, and history of the cave, as well as the specific sites. For a longer and more challenging walk to the cave, take the natural entrance route, which covers a 228.6 m (750 ft) descent via switchbacks.
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6. Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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7. Sitting Bull Falls

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8. Guadalupe Peak, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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9. International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell

Find vast amount of information on one of the twentieth century’s most mysterious events at International UFO Museum and Research Center. Many consider the Roswell UFO Incident in 1947 undeniable proof of life outside Earth. Whether it was a spaceship, a simple weather balloon, or something else that crashed, it definitely spurred a wave of theories and opinions. The museum offers you the opportunity to explore an abundance of documents, videos, articles, and eyewitness testimonies of the famous incident, as well as other UFO sightings. While it does not give any definite answers, the museum will give you food for thought. Most of the displays require close examination and reading, so come prepared to immerse yourself in careful study.
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11. Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell

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12. Giant Dome, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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13. Alien Zone Area 51, Roswell

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15. Roswell Museum, Roswell

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