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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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BOOK YOUR TOURS IN ADVANCE! I was surprised with the interest in these caves! The tours book up well in advance so be sure to set them up ahead of time. Take at least one tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

BOOK YOUR TOURS IN ADVANCE! I was surprised with the interest in these caves! The tours book up well in advance so be sure to set them up ahead of time. Take at least one tour. It's worth it and modestly priced. The (standard) sites are largely unremarkable and fairly close to one another. Be prepared to see your neighbours.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I went in March, so tours were easy to book day-of, but if you go in high season, plan ahead. It was pouring rain the day I went, so water was actually coming into the cave! We walked all the way down to the river, which is like 4 stories down, and could see the strong river currents coming in... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was our second trip to Mammoth Cave. We spent a week in the area last year and did 3 tours. We wanted to do a lantern tour but they tend to sell out so we didn't have the opportunity. This year I booked the only available lantern tour and we planned our trip around the schedule. It was so... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Book your tours in advance! Especially the Wild Cave Tour, we did the Historic Cave Tour, which was a great experience, one that everyone can do. Wear comfy shoes and bring a water bottle :) See why it made our list as the perfect day trip from Nashville! Oh, and be sure to hike the nature trails on the surface... More 

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Calvert City, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We went Saturday (4/11/15) with our two children, a group of friends, and their children. We went on the sold out historic tour. There are a LOT of stairs lol. Our group of kids ranged from 3 to 14 and they all loved it. My husband wants to go back and do the other tours. The only problem I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have been on tours several times over the years and the caves never cease to amaze me. Fantastic informative tours of varying lengths and activity levels for everyone! Worth a trip in itself!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I was to Mamouth Cave as a child and remembered the special memories of being there. As my children were getting older I kept thinking how much I wanted to take my children there also. As part of our one day trip down to the Bowling Green area we were extremely pleased to visit the park. I have two 17... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Mammoth Cave on Easter Sunday. It is important to note that tours book up very fast and most can not be purchased on the same day of your visit. We picked our tour and pre ordered on the internet. We chose the Domes and Dripstones tour. Having been caving before I was surprised at how much we were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is not the place to go if you are looking for a spectacular show cave. However the tour was well organised and very interesting and informative. There were a number of stairs both down and up on the tour we went on, so do make sure you read the guidance when choosing from the wide array of possible tours.

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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We did the historical tour. It was sold out so it was a very big tour group. The rangers do an excellent job of keeping the group on schedule and moving. Although it was a large group I never had trouble hearing the ranger either, but I tended to stay near the front. The inside of the cave is huge.... More 

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