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Mammoth Cave

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
270 758 2180
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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omaha
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Most of the cave is "dry" and not much in the way of decorations, but it is still very much worth a visit. Do not miss the "Frozen Niagara" feature. If you only have time for 1 tour do the Domes and Dripstones tour, if you have time for 2 add the Historic tour. NOTE both have lots of stairs.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My friends and I did the domes & dripstones. It was an absolute blast! We all are very active and athletic so we found this moderate tour to be rather easy. There was some elderly with canes and young children who struggled. A woman with an unruly toddler thought the tour was only 30 minutes long when the tour guide,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped at mammoth cave on our way back to ohio from Nashville TN, It was well worth it, i would recommend buying tickets online we just made the 120 people limit and almost had to be moved, we used the historic trail which is 2 hours the time Flys by. The tour was amazing and the tour guide was... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been to several caves, in different parts of the world, and I felt that this tour involved more walking and ducking under low hanging rocks than actual cave sight-seeing. We took the Domes and Dripstones tour and we did see some interesting formations, but not as many as I would have liked. I understand that the tours were... More

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Floral City, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our National Parks are the best deal we have going for all Americans and visitors to the USA. This is a beautiful park. The Caves are fantastic and the guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining. Do the first tours of the day, as Cave dust gets heavy later. Leave the kids that do not understand Walk Not Run at home... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The drive through the park was so beautiful. The park has a lot to offer. Hiking trails, horse back riding, cave tours and much more. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very nice gift shop.

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the Historical Tour with our 7 and 9 year old boys. The 2 mile 2 hour tour is not that bad. The Caves are huge and are a must see. The tour generally moved with moderate walking. We did not have a problem with the large group and hearing the rangers on the stops. We were passing... More

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Hudsonville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the Historic Tour at 10:00 and Domes and Dripstones Tour at 2:00 (making our reservations online ahead of time). They were both enjoyable but we were more astounded at the Domes tour- everything was so fascinating and beautiful! We ate lunch at the cafe right on site which was just normal wraps and sandwiches. I think 1.5 -... More

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Northfield, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The tours, especially the easy ones fill up fast. Took the Historic tour which lasted about 2 hrs. The majority of the cave area is paved with metal railings. There are some areas that require some exceptional ducking. There were other areas that I feel are very narrow, like entering in sideways that might tend to give a heavier person... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Defiantly a must do while in town! Wish we would have planned to do more tours! Amazing to see what mother nature and billions of years can produce!

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