Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
A scenic 30 Minute drive from the Fiddler's Inn Bed & Breakfast

The world that exists deep below the surface in Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a subterranean marvel. Created slowly over the millennia, its beautiful formations awe visitors year-round. Considered by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World, it is one of twenty World Heritage Sites in the United States. Visitors walking through the cave today are seeing but a snapshot of the area’s geologic history. Cavern development began about 250 million years ago when a reef formed along the edge of an inland sea. The sea eventually evaporated and left the reef buried under deposits of gypsum and salts.

Reservations are highly recommended for all guided cave tours at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. You will need to reserve your ticket 48 hours in advance of your scheduled tour.
By Phone: 1.877.444.6777 
TDD: 1.877.833.6777 
Call Center Hours: November through February - 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. 
March through October - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens

The zoo is home to animals such as cougars, kit foxes, bison, bobcats, and elk, as well as an aviary with majestic birds like golden eagles, owls, hawks, and a roadrunner. The park also contains 1.3 miles of trails through a pine forest and sand dunes and numerous native plants, including many varieties of cacti.  This is a great place to bring the family for an educational and exciting day trip.

ADDRESS: 1504 Miehls Dr

Carlsbad, NM 88220

PHONE:(575) 887-5516

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Rising from the Chihuahuan Desert 55 miles (89 Km) south of Carlsbad is the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Viewers will be in awe with the incredible vistas, flourishing vegetation, and countless species of wildlife that thrive in the park.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is open year-round and offers a variety of outdoor activities including backpacking, camping, and hiking. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is the world’s premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era.  The park is known for its extensive hiking and backpacking opportunities in one of the nation’s most pristine wilderness areas.  Birding, history, and many other opportunities to learn and have fun await visitors in this hidden gem of West Texas. 

Carlsbad Water Park

Walking Distance from the Fiddler's Inn B&B.
Carlsbad's newest attraction! Great fun for all ages! The watermark features 3 large water slides, a lazy river and swimming area.  
Open all summer! 
11AM to 6PM
ADDRESS: 708 Park Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Established in 1931, the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center is the oldest municipal museum in New Mexico. Touting exceptional permanent exhibits focusing on local and regional history, Native American art and artifacts, modern, contemporary and Western art, the CMAC has been called Carlsbad’s “jewel.”

ADDRESS: 418 W. Fox St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
PHONE:(575) 887-0276

Carlsbad Museum
& Art Center

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Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area

An oasis hidden in the midst of the desert where a beautiful 150-foot waterfall pours over canyon walls. You will also find cabanas with picnic tables, charcoal grills, drinking water, restrooms and a paved trail through the canyon ending at the falls. There are 16 miles of canyon land trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Sitting Bull Falls is a series of waterfalls located in a canyon in the Lincoln National Forrest. The falls are fed by springs located in the canyon above. The water flows through a series of streams and pools until reaching the falls where it drops 150 feet into the canyon below. Most of the water disappears into the gravel or cracks in the rocks and either reappears in springs further down the canyon or joins the Pecos Valley underground water supply.

Pecos River

125.6 acres located along the Pecos River from the railroad bridge south to the upper Tansil Dam. This area is used for picnics, water sports, playgrounds and fishing and boating. There are many areas for picnics in shaded areas with picnic tables and grills. There is a swim area that is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area
Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area

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705 North Canyon Street
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220