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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: 270 758 2180 / 270-758-2417
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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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domes and dripstones

I could spend some time here - would have liked to canoe the green river - nice and cool and our park ranger tour guide was great and enjoyed herself too

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I could spend some time here - would have liked to canoe the green river - nice and cool and our park ranger tour guide was great and enjoyed herself too

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to stop at the caves on our way to Tunica Mississippi. We spent 2 days there and had a real good time. We like to walk, there are many paths to explore. We hit a very hot streak which kept us from spending too much time out on the trails. The caves were a welcome 55 degrees, the best... More 

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Independence, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We booked the Domes and Drips Tour the day before we planned to go. Most of the other tours were already sold out. I think this was a great tour. It was a very large group, we filled 3 buses. The visitor's center was very efficient and the museum there (free) was neat to walk through while we waited for... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mammoth is an apt word to describe these caves. Definitely take one of the tours, and make sure you reserve it online so you can be sure you get what you want, the tours sell out frequently. Don't pass this place by without stopping to take a look.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have visited a few National Parks and have not been disappointed. Mammoth Cave is amazing. It currently has 405 miles of cave. It was 400 miles the week before we visited. If you don't know how that is possible, you will just have to visit! We did two of the Ranger led tours, the Historic Tour and the Domes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This cave is amazing. There is so much to see and the tours sell out quickly! I would recommend allowing time to speak to one of the guides of your tour, like Mike. These folks are more than willing to share their knowledge of the cave history or specifics about formations or any other piece of cave information you may... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As others have said, you must reserve a tour before you arrive. We tried to do that several days before we came, and we were not successful. We did take the self-guided tour of a small part of the cave and found that most interesting and worthwhile. We recommend it. The walk into/out of the cave is rather steep. There... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm a big fan of National Parks and this does not disappoint. Always take advantage of the ranger-led hikes and programs--they have so much information to share! We did a few of the "surface" hikes on our own and they were beautiful. There are lots of butterflies and deer and turkeys to see! The cave itself is amazing in its... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We didn't plan enough to experience the best of this cave system. We should have arrived much earlier and reserved ahead our tour, if that is possible. Some tours were sold out, some had left out already. We were stuck with only one possibility due to our schedule. We wore keen sandals, not a great idea. The steps can be... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wanting to do something a bit different, this would be it. Spectacular views outside and inside the 400 miles of Caves in Mammoth Cave National Park. Come prepared as it's 52 degrees inside the cave. In the summer, it's cold in there. In the winter, it's warmer in there as it's 30 degrees warmer than "outside". Bring a low light... More 

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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: 270 758 2180 / 270-758-2417
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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