New Mexico National Parks

There is only one, not several New Mexico National Parks to visit on a fun and cheap vacation.

However it is a strange and beautiful underground park known as Carlsbad Caverns.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Located in Southwestern New Mexico this park is different than the majority of other national parks since most of it is underground.

Three of the largest caverns are fully lit with audio guides. There are also guided ours available.

To reach the caverns visitors must travel down 75 stories the underworld below.

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park - NPS Picture

There are many strange and beautiful underground formations in the caverns. One of the highlights of seeing Carlsbad Caverns is seeing swarms of bats leaving the caves for an evening of insect hunting.

Interesting side note: Carlsbad Caverns has been used as during the filming of some major Hollywood movies such as King Solomon’s Mines (1950), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) and more.

Note: Picture is courtesy of the National Park Service.

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