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Mammoth Cave

Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: 270 758 2180
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Owner 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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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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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Westchester, New York, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I did the Violet City Lantern Tour. This is a more expensive, limited tour where you only use gas lanterns (supplied) for light. I have been caving all over the world, mostly in "touristy" caves and this was the best cave tour I have ever been on. It was eerie, informative, immense, amazing. If you are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

it was really nice and the guides were very informative, cost a bit more than i would have expected, but its worth it. wear good shoes, camera without a flash and a decent jacket. get ready to walk up and down stairs

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I were on the "Historic Tour" which was 2 hours. It looked like everyone else wanted to do the same. There was 2 sets of people going through, I understand why. A lot of walking, but the views were fabulous. We enjoyed it immensely! The giants tomb, fat man's misery were a lot of fun to experience.... More 

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Williamsville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

These caves were amazing! Really cool, We took the "Domes and Drips" Tour and it was really great. Went for a hike around the park afterwards. Great outdoors get away. Beautiful area.

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Yokohama, Japan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Mammoth Cave is a gorgeous natural marvel. Stalactites, stalagmites, subterranean lakes and rivers abound. The grandness of the caves is well worth the price and the visitor center is located on spacious grounds. The Historical Tour can be a bit difficult for small children and people with limited mobility as there are many steps (sometimes steep), narrow spaces and sometimes... More 

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Gamaliel ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

this is a nice clean park. The buildings have just been renovated. Nice hiking trails and river. Lots of wild life. Historic tour is the best all around tour.

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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice visitor center- we picnicked in the park. It was 24 degrees then we took the Historical Tour for about 2.5 hours- Great presentation, history and geology. Lots of walking and a lot of stairs but worth it.. Think twice about small toddler children unless you want to carry them. You should be stable on your feet and capable of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Though we have visited to other Cave systems, we never imagined the huge size of the caves at Mammoth NP. The name does justify the description of this attraction. As we visited on the Christmas weekend, the park was less crowded and we were able to get two tours ( The Frozen Niagara and The Historic tour). Frozen Niagara is... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went on the "domes and dripstones" tour, and I would recommend it. The tour guide alluded to some beautiful stalagmites and stalactites at the end of the tour, but I wasn't too impressed by those. But really the cave is so impressive anyway. The guide was informative and entertaining. I hope to go back someday and do another tour.... More 

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Online it showed all the caverns closed but another business that was open said all the caves were open so we took a shot and sure enough. What a great cave and all its history. Some of the staircases were steep but hang on to the rail and you will be fine. We were there on new years day so... More 

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