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Carlsbad Caverns to raise entry fee next year

Carlsbad Caverns to raise entry fee next year

KOB.com Web Staff
April 13, 2018 06:41 PM

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Carlsbad Caverns National Park will raise entrance fees next year.

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The National Park Service announced Friday that the New Mexico attraction's increased admission cost of $15 will go into effect starting Jan. 1.

The per-person fee will apply to people age 16 and up. But ages 15 and younger will be allowed in for free.

Park officials say the increase is needed for additional funding for maintenance and infrastructure needs. Eighty percent of the revenue will stay at the park to support visitor services.

The park previously upped entrance fees in January from $10 to $12.

The park is in the midst of upgrading its main elevator system, which is expected to be operational by May.

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