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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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Dallas, Texas
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182 reviews 182 reviews
9 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

First thing one needs to know is: all visits into the cave are tours arranged by the park service, and so book ahead on-line in advance becuase the popular tours are gone quickly. If you are vey adventurous, try the Introduction to Caving; or you are want to get a good overview of the cave, do the Domes and Dripstones... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Visited other caves previously but this venue offers much more !! Proceeded through gravely and sandy terrain to enter vast underground spaces. The Historic Tour is highly recommended but, better be in decent shape cause the two mile hike can become quite tedious for those too not accustomed to frequently exercising !!!!

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

loved the violet city and grand avenue. Violet city tour small number of people great guide loved the experience of having limited light. Amazing Grand avenue 4 hour hike, great exercise Went fast, this was a little frustrating so my husband and i went slower to get pictures and take in the experience. A guide is at the back of... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Mammoth Cave National Park is a wonderful area preserved for the enjoyment of the people. I travelled in July with my daughter who completed her Junior Ranger requirements for the park. The people were amazingly friendly, the park staff knowledgable, a number being experts in their field. The cave is the largest in the world (by far.) We experienced the... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took the Dome and Dripstones Tour. This was a fun quick trip through the cave… LOTS OF STEPS but most of them were going down into the cave. Lots of rock formations. National Park Service runs this so there is a Jr Ranger Book available for the kids to fill out and get a badge.

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Dunkirk, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and boys did the Frozen Niagara tour, as they didn't want to do a more advanced (or longer) tour. If you are wanting to do a specific tour, we would advise to book in advance to make sure you get to do the tour on the day you want. The Frozen Niagara tour sold out online, but we... More

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Alpena, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our Historic Tour - I read some of the negative reviews - we toured Diamond Cavern as well and I enjoyed Mammoth Cave more. My wife, our eleven & thirteen year old children and I took the tour. Interesting history, amazing to see what nature has carved out. It's a two-hour walk through something that is hard to... More

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Plano, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

we decided to tour the mammoth cave to on our way home from a family reunion. i love caves i have visited natural bridge caverns in texas and was expecting something similar. my kids are 2yrs and 3 yrs, my husband and i are in pretty good shape so i figured we could just carry them through the cave no... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I will start with a bad part of my Mammoth Caves trip : Only one Self-guided tour , and that lasts for less than an hour ! Don't plan to visit this place without any prior reservations for tours , unless you wanted to drive all the way into Kentucky with no reason. There's of course a convincing reason for... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not a cave lover, don't miss Mammoth Cave! My husband & I took the Dome & Dripstones tour and the Historic tour and both were amazing. The two tours take you to very different places, so it's a good way to experience the cave. Both tours DO have lots of steps and lots of walking, but are... More

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