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Mammoth Cave

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
270 758 2180
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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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Goshen, Kentucky USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful adventure! We took one of the tours offered by the park rangers and thought the explanations given were excellent and the views of the stalactites and stalagmites very interesting. Line to get food in their small restaurant was long and food nothing but adequate. Bring your own food or eat outside the park!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took my 9 year old daughter for her first visit. My family visited Mammoth Cave every year when I was growing up and I was so excited to share it with her. I chose the Domes and Dripstones tour because I wanted her to see the formations. She's doing a report on Mammoth Cave for school and she wanted some... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My family and I went on the Historic cave tour this weekend. We have been on a couple of other cave tours in the past and always have a good time. All of the cave tour are very neat and they are all different lengths. I definitely recommend this for adults. The Historic Cave tour was 2 hours and 2... More

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michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Wow, that was a fun stop! Did the dripstone tour and thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. Will come again and do the other tours. I would think just about any age/person would enjoy the caves. If possible, reserve in advance.

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Paris KY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I took my 3 kids ages 7-12 here April 9-11 2014. I went after spring break and during the week on a Thur. thinking it would not be too busy, well don't ever think that! Get your reservations or you will not have much choice on what tour you get! I ended up on the historic tour, and was not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The trip was wonderful! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We picked a great day to do the tour. Rainy. Meant lots of water dripping and running through the caves. Very cool!

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Milford, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I visited in early April a week after the Kentucky kids had their spring break so the park really wasn't that crowded at all. It was a mother/daughter trip with my 12 year old. It was her first time in a cave. We started with the "Domes & Dripstones" tour which is at the new entrance to the cave. This... More

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Domes and Dripstones tour of the caves is just about the greatest thing our family has ever done together. We also did the Gothic tour. My wife and I and the oldest (9 1/2) loved that one too but the little kids got bored.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This tour was awesome. I definitely was nervous about being in some tight areas and down 250 feet in the earth. SO GLAD I DID IT! It was fascinating and the park ranger did a great job! I only wish we had more time for pictures. The whole tour was 2 hours but I still found myself feeling rushed and... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our family took two trips into the cave, the Historic Tour and the Domes and Dripstones Tour. Both took about 2 hours and are considered of moderate physical activity. THe Historic Tour showed more of the bigger, wider "rooms" while the other led us down narrow shafts by a metal staircase. On the surface we took walks by the Cedar... More

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