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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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west central ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I camped here with 3 of my children (ages 7, 9, and 14) in April 2014. I have been here before but it was some of my children's first trip. The cave tours were great - we did the Domes and Dripstones and the Historic Tour. I wish the groups were not so large - would be nice to ask... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We explored Mammoth Cave on the Domes and Dripstones tour. Our entire family loved it. I was concerned about taking my 4 and 6 year old sons on a 2 hour underground tour. They loved it and we all navigated the stairs and openings easily. I was debating between Frozen Niagara and Domes and Dripstones and I'm so glad to... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Our Frozen Niagra tour was over within forty-five minutes, which, given the dour guide ranger may have been best. My tweens were looking forward to an interesting, if not visually exciting, experience. We were each disappointed in our tour, having toured much more visually spectacular caves. You have to book the more extensive tours well in advance, though those could... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My family and I took advantage of the Discovery Tour on free day (done just a few times a year). It's not as extensive as the other tours but it was a great introduction of what it looks like inside a cave after the waters have cleaned it out. It was just enough for a family with young children. They... More

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South Bend
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We just spent the weekend at Mammoth Cave National Park. we had the most wonderful time. We arrived on Friday around 10:30 and registered for the Domes & Dripstones Tour. THe guide Joe Duvall had extensive knowledge of the cave and our tour. The tour includes a series of domes and pits, typical large trunk passageways, and a short journey... More

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Manton, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

First Timers....We took the 2 hour tour called Domes and Dripstones (previously called the New Entrance tour) Kath was our guide and Joe was our follow-up guy. As we went thru the little closet entrance ...as we descended I started to get a little claustrophobic because the stairs were very small and the area was also very small, but kept... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to caves in Oregon, New Mexico, S. Dakota, and Ariz. This is by far the largest but doesnt even come close to the spectacular Carlsbad Caverns.

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Milwaukee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We have been here twice now. The first time we came here (a few years ago), we went on the Historic Tour. We showed up, bought tickets, and went on our trip. We took lots of pictures (with flash) This time was much different. We showed up in the morning to buy our tickets, but all tours were booked until... More

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Hubley, Ns
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My wife and I did the Frozen Niagara tour a couple of weeks ago. Was a very interesting experience and the tour guide did a good job. Not a whole lot of steps but there was a lot of walking. Tour was worth the $20, but just driving around the park is free and the park is gorgeous. Especially liked... More

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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

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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