Carlsbad Caverns brings in big bucks

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Tourism at Carlsbad Caverns is bringing big dollars to the state.

The National Park Service says in 2013 visitors spent more than $23 million there.

According to a new study released by the National Park Service, that money helps support more than 300 jobs in Carlsbad.

The study also says more than 388,000 people visited the park last year. Around 94 percent of them were not locals. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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