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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/air tour, Group tours/walking tour
Description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

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Amazing is all I can say, so very interesting, guides are great. Could have gone again and again. Only down fall... Parents who take very small children with them that don't want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Glenview, Queensland, Australia
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Glenview, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing is all I can say, so very interesting, guides are great. Could have gone again and again. Only down fall... Parents who take very small children with them that don't want to be there and cry which makes it very hard to hear guide talking. There should be an age limit.

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Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've visited this cave twice in the past year. The Historic tour was good for history, but did not have many stalactites or stalagmites. The Domes and Dripstones tour had some beautiful formations. Somewhat strenuous, lots of stairs. Good tour guides with some great humor. They could use personal radio receivers for each guest and a speaker phone for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are near Bowling Green, Kentucky, my children beg to plan a trip back to the cave. Over the last 6 years, we've hit almost every tour they have. Some are long and involve LOTS of stairs (Onyx) and some are full of stories and lore (Historic Entrance) but every tour that takes you into the cave is well... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Mammoth Cave on a Friday morning. We have three younger boys ages 10, 7, & 5. The tour we went on was the Historic Tour. It took us about two hours. It was easy for the whole family, mostly flat ground with a few tight spots. Over all the history and just the size were amazing. I would... More 

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Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The displays in the Visitor's Center at Mammoth Cave National Park were wonderful and an interesting start to our visit. We did the Frozen Niagra tour and really enjoyed the cave as well as the tour guide's enthusiasm. The Frozen Niagra tour is an easy walking tour, just remember to duck in places with low ceilings!

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Waveland, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is only a review of the historic tour. Mammoth cave offers many other tours. We booked our tickets online like they suggest. When I booked it said that there were 99 others available. That should have been a sign. The group was very large, maybe 60-70 people. Every cave is different we know, but this looked more like a... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My family visited for a family vacation and were amazed with the caves. It was definitely worth the trip. However, beware of the Mammoth cave hotel. it was disgusting. If we had not just driven such a long way to get there and my kids weren't so tired we would have left. The room smelled of mildew and it did... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did the 2 mile Historic Tour, which was made incredibly entertaining by Ranger Keith. The cave itself was interesting, but Keith did a fantastic job describing it with humor. The man is a great story teller. (He's the grey haired ranger with the ponytail). The Dropstone and Domes tour is prettier, but the Historic tour is what everyone saw... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on the Domes and Dripstones tour. It was better than we thought it would be - there were a couple tighter spaces and bending to fit as well as some cool cave elements like stalactites, etc. It lasted a little over 2 hours and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and set a good pace.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is a long, but easy hike that is guided by a Ranger. There is a lunch counter at the 2/3's mark for a welcome rest. It doesn't have the magnificent beauty of the Carlsbad Caverns, but it is a national treasure that needs to be experienced.

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