Attractions

Zoo in Carlsbad

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

Northwest of town, this state park is a great place to see and learn about reptiles and roadrunners, wolves and antelopes, along with desert plants such as agave, ocotillo and yucca. A good 1.3-mile trail showcases …
Museum in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Museum & Art Center

This museum displays Apache artifacts, pioneer memorabilia from the region, and paintings by artists from the Taos School.
Waterfront in Carlsbad

Lake Carlsbad Beach Park

A system of dams and spillways on the Pecos River created the 2-mile-long Lake Carlsbad immediately east of downtown, which holds pleasant trails along its two banks. You can swim at the north end of Park Dr (or the…