Visitor Center


Enjoy the hands-on exhibits to help you understand how the cavern was formed, discover the animals and plants that make the desert their home, and be amazed by the history of the park.

Park Film

Before starting on your cavern adventure, you may want to enjoy the free, 16-minute, park film "Hidden World," showing at the visitor center every 30 minutes. Check at the information desk for times.

Gift Shop and Cafeteria

Browse through a variety of gift items including t-shirts, hat, mugs, and Native American art. You can also enjoy snacks, drinks, and hot and cold meals in the cafeteria.


The bookstore offers a variety of items including books, photos, passport books, and junior ranger products.

Last updated: December 24, 2017

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Mailing Address:

3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 785-2232

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