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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cave system, with several tours of varying lengths/difficulties offered daily. Park staff is very friendly; the ranger on my tour was very personable and knowledgeable. Worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The underground tours offered by this beautifully run National Park are amazing. No doubt, the popular ones are fabulous. We, for instance, were told to do the Domes & Dripstones and Historic tours. But, after we did the D&D, we were encouraged by the fabulous National Park Service ranger to try the Oynx Cave tour. And I just must say:... More

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It was amazing how big the cave was and how much is still undiscovered. The history was interesting and it's a great natural wonder. This is not a cave that has stalactites or stalagmites so if that is what you're expecting here, you'll be disappointed. There are also some narrow and tight passageways so if you are larger is size... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We took the Violet City Lantern Tour this past weekend at Mammoth Caves. I will be the first to say that I am by no means "outdoorsy"...hiking is probably the last activity that would seem appealing to me, especially hiking up hills without handrails in the relative darkness. However, I really enjoyed this tout. My fiance booked it as a... More

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St Benedict, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the Lantern tour starting at 5:00pm It showed a new perspective of how the visitors would have seen the caves before electricity. It was very interesting. We went as far as the star chamber. Our guides were very knowledgable and friendly. I want to go back and see it with the lights on.

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Greer, SC
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We only had time for one tour on our visit to this national park, so we chose the Mammoth Passage one because it's described as providing a good introduction to the enormous labyrinth of caves/passageways that is Mammoth Cave N.P. It was a great introduction. We aren't claustrophobic, but even if we had just a touch of it, I think... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Family had a great time. We range in age from 37 to 4 years old and we were all truly amazed. The Historic tour was the perfect length of time and distance so as to not get too bored or tired. We will definitely return. FYI book in advance on for weekend tours, as they do sell out.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a great place for families or couples that are looking for some adventure. There are a variety of different tours that you can pick from. They're reasonably priced and range from a couple hours and a few stairs inside the cave to 4-5 hours and several hundred steps. It's really neat to see what nature is capable of.... More

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Lafayette, IN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We were only passing through so we only had time for 1 tour. We opted for the historic tour. It was quite impressive. The tour guide was great, his name was Allen, he was very informative and had a great sense of humor. Which can really back or break a tour. We wish we had time for another tour, we... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been to Mammoth Cave three times now and we have yet to get tired of it. You always learn something new ever time. The guide that we had (ranger John) was wonderful. He took his time and answered questions. Since the last time we were there they have made many improvements. We will go back again.

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