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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: 270 758 2180
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

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Always a good time to visit

Don't worry about the time of year to visit Mammoth Cave. We decided to go during a long weekend in February. At first we thought it was silly to go that time of year, but when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Don't worry about the time of year to visit Mammoth Cave. We decided to go during a long weekend in February. At first we thought it was silly to go that time of year, but when you think about the temp in the cave as being constant year around it does not matter. The formations are fabulous. A trip to... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We did this tour with our 10yr old. We all really liked it. I'm fairly fit but a plus size 6' woman. I was able to do the tour the hardest part was bending down in Tall Mans Agony. I would recommend this tour if you are reasonably fit and don't mind some tight spaces. I would recommend being at... More 

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Hollywood, MD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Taking a 4 year old on their first cave expedition worried me a bit. So I chose Mammoth. Years ago the place and the PEOPLE really impressed me. I was so glad to see things haven't changed. We arrived an hour early to wait outside to get our tour tickets. The staff never tired of my children's need to say... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the area for two days on a trip to visit friends in Kentucky. This allowed us to do two of the Mammoth Cave tours - the Historic Tour and Domes and Dripstones the following day. Both of these tours are rated "Moderate" difficulty, which means you need to be in reasonable shape and probably not in the... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed here several days, camped and took in the caves. If you have small children be prepared to carry them as some of the stairs are steep and very long. We took in more than one tour and some are miles so be prepared to be sore the next day but it is well worth it. The longest one... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This tour was so much fun! I took my boyfriend here for a surprise trip on his birthday, and he totally loved it! It was a rainy day when we went, but it only added to the experience, walking down the flights of stairs getting dripped on by the falling rain. Definitely bring comfortable shoes, and make sure they have... More 

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New Port Richey, FL
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232 reviews 232 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really neat tour! get ready to walk down steep hill to enter cave and remember you're going down so must climb out at end! for those who are out of shape you do feel it on the climb out. am scared of heights so climbing up metal see thru stairs in Cathedral room was a bit trying...just focus on the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

My first visit to Mammouth Cave was when I was 4 years old. 52 years later, I am still as amazed as ever by this wonderful place. I love the tours and the surrounding area. A must see for anyone who hasn't been there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Most people think of Kentucky as the blue grass and bourbon state, all above ground features, though its what's below the ground there that fascinated us on one spring vacation to Mammoth cave. We explored the tunnel-like system that stretched for miles and the incredible limestone formations that pointed like teeth from every nook and cranny. Stalagmites point toward the... More 

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Woolwine, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Do the Historical tour first so you have insight into the cave history. Then do the "drips" tour to get a glimpse of the formations in the cave. I will say that all the "warnings" regarding the tours are way overblown. I am afraid of heights and claustrophobic and had no problems on either of our tours.

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