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Mammoth Cave

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
270 758 2180
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We took the Grand Ave. Tour and the Star Chamber Tour. The Grand Ave. is 4 miles with a LOT of stairs, but if you are physically fit this tour will give you a good overall view of the cave's size and variety. We just happened to get a Ranger who thought we were on a forced march and got... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As a child I went to Mammoth Caves. I enjoyed it so much that over twenty years later I wanted my husband and children to experience this too. So, on Saturday we visited. The Domes and Dripstones tour was fascinating and educational. It lasted two hours and involved a lot of steps as we descended into the cave. Much of... More

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Pinckney, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went down to Mammoth Cave in July of 2013. The oil lamp tour is an excellent compliment to any of the other tours. The tour is all about what the tours were like 150 - 200 years ago. You carry oil lanterns and the docents shut the lights off as you go through. I am 6' 8" tall and... More

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Mammoth Cave is amazing. We took the historic tour and found it entertaining, enlightening and educational. if you have been to other caves, this one is a little different. Not just because of its immense size, but there is something majestic and historical about it that differs from others. The Visitor's Center is well-done (I wish the museum were larger)... More

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Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

On a cross-country road trip, I convinced my family to stop by mammoth Caves for a tour. We took the Historical Tour, a 2-hour hike through some of the best known areas of the cave system. The tour was incredible and it only wet our appetite for coming back at a future time to explore their other tours; there are... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Traveling South from Louisville to Nashville we determined that we only had time for a short visit and one cave tour. We selected the Domes and Dripstones tour both for the length of time and the start time. The cost was reasonable and the difficulty moderate though that wasn't an issue for us. The length of our tour was 3/4... More

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did the domes and dripstones tour. It lasted about 2 hours and we went deep in the ground through some pretty tight areas, and eventually came to some nice formations, Tour guide was very professional and entertaining.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I went with a group of people they all enjoyed it except myself. It is not a tour to go on if you get claustrophobic. Moderate walking was more difficult than anticipated slippery in some areas.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were on a rushed schedule, so only spent 3 hours in the park, but we were glad we went. We took the Domes and Dripstones tour and were pleased. I bought tickets online 2 days ahead for the 8:45 - when I made the reservation there were 100 of 114 tickets available - I'm guessing there were about 60... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place to be, one of the most beautiful places on earth! Or under it! We took the historic tour, witch they say it's moderate. It was 2 hours long, but we had 3-4 stops inside and a little history about the cave. Very interesting! Especially the moment when they turned off the lights and you could... More

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