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Mammoth Cave

Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: 270 758 2180
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
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Owner 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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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the Historic Tour and the Dripstones tour. Both vary in the areas of the cave they show you as well as what you are shown. Both of us agreed the Historic tour was better. It is a longer tour but worth the time. We hardly noticed how long it was. It was interesting to see... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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40 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Took the Niagara Tour . . . . it was okay have been in better caves in Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon . . . . .

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Western Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Traveling through Kentucky we made a stop at Mammoth Cave. Not big cave people, so weren't concerned about an extended tour. We chose the 1 1/2-hour Frozen Niagara tour. Tour was led by a very knowledgable ranger and as we had only 5 in our group (it was a weekday in November) we had plenty of opportunities for questions. The... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The cave is huge. They have many different ranger-led tours. I recommend the Historic Tour. It is one of the longer tours and the rangers give a very good historical perspective. You also get to see many interesting features of the cave. We also went on the Frozen Niagra Tour which has more typical cave formations to see and is... More

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mammoth cave sits within a seemingly endless expanse of lovely forrest that is a wonder in itself, but what lies beneath is the real gem. After touring the top notch museum set to engage both children and adults, we took the historical tour and enjoyed a long, long foray into the early days of the cave system through the original... More

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Rhode Island
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215 reviews 215 reviews
163 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

More than 400 miles of cave to explore is a little overwhelming :-) There are many types of ranger led tours to choose from but be sure to book early if you want the more popular ones. There are also many hiking trails above ground!!!! The visitor's center has some wonderful exhibits and there are many helpful staff members available... More

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Porters Falls, WV
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The park has a nice assortment of tours so there truly is something for everyone. We did two of the tours: a four year old was on the first that did great, I think everyone on the second struggled at one time or another. The guide can make a huge difference. Our first guide was fun and informative while assuring... More

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Gainesville, Fl
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132 reviews 132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited Mammoth Cave and had a great time doing the Historic Tour. Although these caves are not as pretty as some we have been to, the sheer size of this is overwhelming! This is a fairly strenuous tour, 2 miles of walking with quite a few stairs at the end. A fun way to spend a few hours!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

In the heat of the summer it's a nice place to get some natural relief at 57 degrees. This is truly a remarkable place in the middle of the bluegrass. My oldest two kids (12 & 10) went on the "Trog" expedition where they were fitted with full body coveralls, helmets, & head lamps. They got to crawl around for... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took the 2hr Historic Tour and were not disappointed. The tour itself was considered to be moderate in difficulty...quite a bit of walking, stairs and very narrow paths that required you to crouch down & squeeze through. The cave is also very dimly lit and dark in some places. If you are afraid of heights or claustrophobic...some areas of... More

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