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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, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Owner 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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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/air tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did 2 of the guided tours. First, remember that is it much cooler in the cave, so even if it is 80 degrees, bring something warmer for the cave trip. We did the night tour with lanterns and another trip. The second was much better. Although the lanterns sound cool, it is too dark to appreciate any of the... More 

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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing cave tours. Many varieties. Be sure you check the type of tour and time before you go. Also, buy tickets ahead of time if you can. We almost missed all tours for the day. However, a very kind employee helped us get into the last group of the day.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was the place for teenagers to go back when I was one. Had school trips etc. Many trip choices to tour the cave from about 2 hours to all day ones. I have been through the cave multiple times, See the underground river, blind fish and the stalactites and stalagmites and "Frozen Niagra". Beautiful park area and educational center... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

With over 400 miles of passages and giant rooms the cave system really is mammoth. We took both the Historic and Domes and Dripstones tours on the same day. The Historic tour is in the dry part of the cave so there are no stalactites and stalagmites. What you will find are massive rooms and passages; and a very tight... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went on a few tours, including a lights off tour just to fully appreciate how dark the caves actually are! Must see if travelling through.

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Gainesville, Florida
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67 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We took the kids on an underground tour of this HUGE cave. The guides were informative and helpful, and I felt safe the entire tour. There were many wonderful things to see, tight places to squeeze through, and bats flying around. Would highly recommend this activity for families and friends.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. This is definitely a place that needs more than just one visit so plan on a few days. The cave systems is very interesting. We went during the winter and inside the cave was a very comfortable temperature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We love cave tours and have been to many. This was so fun. Loads of stairs and hanging down bits. I would do this again with the kids. It wasn't the best cave tour we've been on but was close. Enjoy!

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Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I did the Violet City Lantern Tour. This is a more expensive, limited tour where you only use gas lanterns (supplied) for light. I have been caving all over the world, mostly in "touristy" caves and this was the best cave tour I have ever been on. It was eerie, informative, immense, amazing. If you are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

it was really nice and the guides were very informative, cost a bit more than i would have expected, but its worth it. wear good shoes, camera without a flash and a decent jacket. get ready to walk up and down stairs

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