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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/air tour, Group tours/walking tour
Description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

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Great tour

Visit this national park. Nice walk through a HUGE cave system. Tour guides very entertaining and knowledgeable. Not for the physically challenged.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Gonefishing2012
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South Hampton, NH
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South Hampton, NH
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visit this national park. Nice walk through a HUGE cave system. Tour guides very entertaining and knowledgeable. Not for the physically challenged.

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London, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to Mammoth Caves 3 or 4 times in the last 15 years - it is spectacular and a definite must-see attraction in the Kentucky hills. The cave system is still being mapped, and is fascinating in its history. At $14/adult, the tour is economical. Guides vary in their abilities, but ours was well-informed, historically, and did his... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great place allot to do, but make sure you are physically fit to do this! There are a variety of different tours you take from easy , which was already full when we got here to one we though we would try, but since I'm recovering from a recent injury I felt I'd better not. We went through the walk... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You should make tour arrangements ahead of time. We arrived later in the evening. There were no guided tours available. We paid for the self tour which was not entertaining at all. The interior of the cave was poorly illuminated. The cave staff seemed to be bored and not into giving information unless asked.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took the historic tour of Mammoth Cave and it did not disappoint. The cave was amazing and the tour guide was a great story teller. Very entertaining as you hiked through two miles of the 400 mile cave. Unfortunately there was a group of eighth grade students on the tour that were very disrespectful. And when I say a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I would give the cave itself five stars. If you have any interest in caves, this is a great one to visit. However, we took the Historic Tour and there were way too many people allowed on the tour. There were many babies and toddlers making noise so that you couldn't hear the tour guide unless you were lucky enough... More 

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Mount Erie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went on Memorial Day and all the tours were sold out by noon. Very packed. Went on self guided tour was interesting but not very exciting. A lot of stairs and walking just to get to cave. Will go back sometime not on holiday weekend to try other tours and check out camping.

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Great Smoky Mountains
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have taken a breath and counted to ten before I started to write this review. I was with a group of eight and we all left the Park with the same feeling which was our tour was a bad experience. It was the worst National Park experience for me....ever. The facts are this. We took the Historic Tour at... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our group of eight travelers joined about 60 others at the assembly point. This park is very large as is the cave itself. We had two park rangers who accompanied us, one giving lengthy stories and instruction, while the other remained at the end of our group to be sure we did not lose anyone and to keep a sharp... More 

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was very disappointed in the Mammoth Caves and the "historic" tour we took. Our tour was made up of about 80 people and we could not hear the guide most of the time so we learned very little about the cave itself. There were also so many of us that it took forever to get from chamber to chamber.... More 

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