I went to Carlsbad Caverns. It was AWESOME! Jim White discovered it in 1898 and it became a National Park in 1930. Jim White was only 16 when he found it! Some of the caves are 750 feet underground. We walked down a steep path to the bottom to explore The Big Room which covers 8.2 acres. 400,000 people visit the caves every year. Did you know that scientists are studying the materials in the caverns to find a cure for diseases?