First family visits Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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The first family visited one of New Mexico’s national monuments in honor of the National Park Service celebrating 100 years.

This is the first time a president has visited the caverns and is all part of President Obama’s initiative to preserve national heritage.

Carlsbad Caverns is one many national properties in New Mexico, but it’s the only national park in the state. It was established as a national monument in 1923 and a national park in 1930.

More than half a million people visit the caverns every year. Visitors can take self guided tours and experience the bat fly at night. The park is open all year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

The first family will be visiting Yosemite National Park on Saturday.


 

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