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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Brunswick, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took the Historic Tour. Basically a 2 mile, 2 hour, guided/narrated unground walk. Mostly a wide open cave, with a couple of narrow descents and plat formed exit. There were some artifacts left in the cave since operation. Really the only thing brought out on the tour is a stop where some guy signed his name on a wall,... More

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Paso Robles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to stop at Mammoth Caves National Park as we were heading east. It was certainly well worth the stop. I remember seeing pictures in National Geographic in the '50s and never dreamed I would get to actually visit. We did the Historic Tour which is one of many that are offered. Some are just not for old folks... More

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plymoutn, in
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to visit but the Historic tour is rushed and it is a two mile walk and not for people who have issues with walking or mobility. It is a very nice park with lots to do. We went on two of the cave tours. They have many. We went on the Domes and Dripstones tour which was... More

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Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very cool tour biggest cave I have ever seen. be sure to make reservations on line before you go tours are very limited. Ranger Shannon added to the tour with his stories of the cave as a child He was very knowledgeable about the cave and the tour

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Bloomingdale, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our trip through the cave. We took the Historical tour. There are lots of steps in this tour. The only problem we had was that the lighting was poor. It was hard to see where you were going in some places. My husband had some health issues that would have been easier to deal with had there been... More

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UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It is a long walk so disabled people might find it a bit of a challenge but for any able-bodied person this is a great place to go. A good Visitor Center and a great set of caves - the guides are particularly good, charming, funny and very knowledgeable.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We loved our short trip to Mammoth Cave. We took 6 adults and 6 children ranging in age from 1.5 - 12 years and everyone enjoyed it. We did the Passage tour.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Professional facilities, professional staff. The visitors' centre at MCNP is very new, and is a wonderfully welcoming place. Large, airy, with soaring beams in the ceiling, it gives you the sense of being an old but gracious mountain cabin. The Park staff are friendly and offering to help if you seem lost. The Guides know their stuff! They are knowledgeable,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was our third visit to Mammoth Caves, this time with our 3 year old. They have tours of multiple lengths and depending on your kids attention span, they will love it. Only caution, if you are at all claustrophobic, don't try the cave tours. The park is big on the surface though and does offer standard national park type... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Such an awesome place. Plan to spend at least two days here. We opted for an outside cabin to have some peace and quiet. (Be sure to check for the bugs that sometimes invade the cabins) As per usual in the south bugs are constantly looking for a way in. The main building with the well constructed bricks is quite... More

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