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The Ultimate Carlsbad Caverns National Park Quiz
by Staff
One of the most notable attractions at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the stunningly beautiful rock formations found in its many caves and caverns. Add this to the thousands of bats that fly out of the caverns into the desert every night and you won't want to miss a visit to this unusual place. Take our informative quiz and find out more about enjoying a wonderful vacation at this spectacular national park.

In which U.S. state is Carlsbad Caverns National Park located?

  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Carlsbad Caverns are some of the largest natural caverns in the _____ Hemisphere.

  • Northern
  • Eastern
  • Western

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is made up of more than _____ major caves.

  • 44
  • 84
  • 124

From which nearby cities can you fly to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico?

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • both of the above

What is the entrance fee to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico?

  • 6
  • 8
  • 10

How many days of the year is the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center open?

  • 356
  • 360
  • 364

How many bats fly out of the entrance to Carlsbad Cavern each night?

  • 50000
  • 150000
  • 250000

In what year was Carlsbad Caverns rediscovered in modern times?

  • 1900
  • 1950
  • 2000

Which American humorist called Carlsbad Caverns "the Grand Canyon with a roof on it?"

  • Will Rogers
  • Mark Twain
  • Thorne Smith

In what year was Carlsbad Caverns National Park established?

  • 1900
  • 1930
  • 1960

Which types of wildlife can be found in Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

  • skunks
  • raccoons
  • both of the above

How many miles of caverns are open to visitors at Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

The multicolored rock formations in the caverns at Carlsbad get their color from:

  • magnesium oxide
  • calcium oxide
  • iron oxide

Stalagmites are formed as a result of the drop-by-drop accumulation of _____ crystals.

  • calcite
  • quartz
  • ice

Which desert is the largest desert in North America?

  • the Mojave Desert
  • the Sonoran Desert
  • the Chihuahuan Desert

What is the temperature in the underground caverns at Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

  • 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 degrees Celsius)
  • 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius)
  • 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius)

Which cavern is the largest known underground chamber in the Western Hemisphere?

  • the Big Room
  • the Red Room
  • the Round Room

In which chamber can you find the Carlsbad Cavern's biggest stalagmites?

  • the Hall of the Dome
  • the Hall of the Rocks
  • the Hall of the Giants

In which year did the United States create the New Mexico Territory?

  • 1800
  • 1850
  • 1900

What was the original name of the town known today as Carlsbad, New Mexico?

  • Teddy
  • Eddy
  • Freddy