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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, Outdoors
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This cave is huge, some 400 miles in length, more is being discovered. We took two tours: the Historic Tour and the Domes & Dripstones Tour. The Historic Tour is to walk for 2 miles inside a very dry cave, just rocks and rocks and more rocks. It is impressive, but not pretty. Most part of the Domes & Dripstones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

mammoth cave is perfect for those with an appreciation for nature, best time to visit is spring and summer due to the longer park hours, make sure you wear very comfortable walking shoes and don't object to walking at least a mile with a few breaks here and there, I recommend getting into the gym a month before your visit... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We chose the historic tour to compliment our study of the War of 1812. We were not disappointed. However, if you are looking to see cave formations, stay away from the history tour and take the Frozen Niagra instead.

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Wooster, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Just recently visited the Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park for the second time, and must say I will remember this time better than my first time there. Our first time thru we went on the Mammoth Passage Tour, and I remember very little about that tour. This time we went on the Domes and Dripstones Tour and saw the Frozen Niagara... More 

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Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As silly as it sounds, a visit a few years back I was unable to view the cave as the group with me chose not to tour after reading the cave tour descriptions. This time was a charm--well, except for the tour itself. The park personnel were accomodating considering we were there for the last tour of the day. We... More 

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Houston, TX
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a 'must see' attraction. I've been to quite a lot of caverns and this is not one of the prettier ones. After seeing the spectacular formations of Blanchard Springs, the formations seemed rather dull. However, one can hardly criticize the world's longest known cave system! Although the formations weren't as breathtaking as some other caves, the history and... More 

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Asheville, NC
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Perhaps the nicest thing about Mammoth Cave is that it still has its natural entrance, which is huge and surrounded by lush ferns growing by the hundreds around the cave's rocky sides. The door to cave is set back perhaps 75 feet inside the cave so that visitors can have the experience of walking into the natural cave, which is... More 

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delhi
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was thanksgiving weekend and we decided to venture to the Mammoth caves in kentucky. Since it was indoors the cold weather was not a barrier. We had read the reviews in tripadvisor. stayed in the hotel inside mammoth caves. The national park is very pretty..deer everywhere..please be careful not to hurt them when driving. the group was big enough..we... More 

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Milton, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Mammoth Cave, a state park and United Nations World Biosphere Preserve, has an incredible amount to offer. There are several different tours one can take. We took the Drips and Domes tour and it was overwhelming and awe-inspiring. There where many different types of rock formations and the guide explained them all PLUS talked about the Eco-system that exists. It's... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was a bit of a drive from Lexington but well worth it. There are all kinds of tours to take from easy to difficult. We went on a 2 mile, 2 hour tour. Had a great guide who was very clever and funny! I would not miss this experience!

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