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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: 270 758 2180
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

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A national treasure that can be enjoyed by multiple generations, Mammoth Cave should be a priority stop when visiting Kentucky. Keep in mind that even the least physically... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

A national treasure that can be enjoyed by multiple generations, Mammoth Cave should be a priority stop when visiting Kentucky. Keep in mind that even the least physically demanding tours may include a great number of stairs to climb. Our guide was well versed on historical facts about this huge cage system and he shared charming anecdotal stories that kept... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We took the historic tour of Mammoth cave. It was well worthwhile. The guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. The trail is 2 miles long and the tour takes 2 hours. The caves are 54 degrees F all year round so wear a sweatshirt! Good shoes will be helpful too. There are a few spots... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I've heard of people having poor experiences at National Parks, but we're not among them. I was a little disappointed in Yellowstone, because of the crowds, and this park (Mammoth Cave) was packed as well on Easter Sunday. Lots of school kids. But we were please overall with the experience. Rangers are always great, enlightening, well-informed. Out two cave tours... More 

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Ann Arbor
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

They have a variety of different cave tours including spelunking. I just did the hour and a half standard tour. It was very interesting. One of the better caves i've been too. Outside there are lots of hiking trail. If you want to figure out how to make a day of everything, incude hiking and a tour of the nearby... More 

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Monroeville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Just returned from visiting Mammoth Cave National Park. The wife and I took two cave tours, the Historic Tour and the Domes and Dripstones tour. These two were recommended by park personnel. We weren't disappointed. It's amazing what lies underneath our feet. Wear good shoes, long pants, and a sweatshirt. The temps are a constant 50-54 degrees! We also hiked... More 

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Western NC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been in a number of caves and caverns, but Mammoth Cave is by far the most amazing. The rotunda room is huge and there is a lot of history preserved in this cave. The number of layers and miles of tunnels in this cave are most impressive. Our tour guide did a fantastic job of making this tour informative... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've toured several different cave systems and I can honestly say that Mammoth Cave is the most boring cave I've ever seen. I took the Historic Tour, a two-hour tour, and I only saw one single stalactite the entire time. Just one. There were no stalagmites. I would've missed that one stalactite, too, if it wasn't for the tour guide... More 

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Bowling Green
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was raised in KY and remember going here throughout my childhood and it never gets old. I love going here to enjoy creation from beneath the surface. The lunch stop in the heart of the cave is Awesome!! love this place.

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haiku
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the few places I got to see and enjoy when I visited Bowling Green Kentucky...It's just amazing to see how many caves and tunnels there are that stretch for miles under the ground..

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Green
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We only had a few hours to visit this park on our way home but we are glad we did. We chose a 2 hr tour called "Domes and Dripstones" that we really enjoyed! We would recommend you try to visit more during the off season like we did as it wasn't crowded at all. Normally they have 100 people... More 

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