White's City Cavern Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWhite's City Cavern Inn Whites City
Other reviews have trashed this place but it is a nice little campground in the desert. It is $30 a night and has full hook-up and good Wi-Fi. The campground is on the road to the caverns which is 7 miles away.
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... and then headed back south the the caverns. The attraction at dusk is watching the bats take flight. We arrived plenty early and heard some great things about bats from the park ranger. I've never thought about bats very much but I'd say it transformed my somewhat leery attitude toward these little flying mammals. The picture of the bats in flight and the video are not ours, but they give you a pretty ...
... visited on this trip, and they have all been in national parks but this one was the only one to offer self-guided tours. For the $10 price of admission, you are allowed you go into two areas, The Natural Entrance route and the Big Room. The Natural Entrance was cool but the main attraction of Carlsbad is undoubtedly the Big Room. It is the most impressive and biggest single "room" I have ever been in. The floor area is ...
... there is one cave you can't go into that is 120 miles long! And there are over 112 different caves in the system. The tour of the cavern is self-guided and takes between 3-4 hours. The main chambers of the cavern are 750 feet below the surface and you can take an elevator or walk down to the main chambers. We chose to walk down which is about a mile and half of switchbacks to go down the 750 feet. You enter into the Big Room and the walk around the outside is another mile ...
... seen online I was expecting something more spectacular. There were a lot of bats but not the big black cloud of bats like some of the photos I’d seen. After a little while we decide to make a move. In the van back to camp Joanna says, "well, that was disappointing, that we didn’t see any bats." Confused, someone asks her what she means. “Well you know it was just all those birds flying out.” Bless her, the whole time we’d been sat ...