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Fat Man's Misery

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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Phone Number: 270-758-2180
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.

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Memorable part of the Historic Tour

It may be called Fat Man's Misery but it can be a bit of trouble for tall men, too. Walked through part of Fat Man's Misery feeling like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It may be called Fat Man's Misery but it can be a bit of trouble for tall men, too. Walked through part of Fat Man's Misery feeling like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Historic Tour was great. Certain parts of the tour take some coordination depending on our size. It is not always watch your step and your head... More 

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Glenmont, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took our kids, ages 7 & 3 on the historic tour, which goes through fat man's misery, and they had an absolute blast! Both of them said fat man's misery was the best part, and I would have to say I agree. It was close quarters, but not something anyone I know would physically get stuck in. I'd highly... More 

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phillipsburg, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

it was part of the historic tour and the name says it all. we did not see any bats which is a good and bad thing . The tour was great!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

loved wiggling thru the curves and bends of the cave! I was a little concerned at the sound of it, but all in all, it was fun.. nothing to dislike, I came out chuckling.

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CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Twisty and relatively tight passage that takes a few minutes to get through. I have been in much tighter passages, but they were less than a few feet long. This one is fun!

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tight fit, but it is a stunning part of several of the tours and adds some adventure to the trip. Just be prepared to suck in that spare tire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Spectacular. Not many places you can see handwritten notes from the 1850's. We took a two mile tour which I would describe as mildly strenuous. Some flexibility is required but mostly on walkways. The stairs will kill you on the way up (over 100) to get back out. All in all, how many places can you take your 17,15, and... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did the Historic Tour, which took us through both Fat and Tall Man's Misery. The Historic Tour was great!!! It was a little tight in places but not too bad and that made it fun. The tour was very interesting and just the right amount of time. Luke was a great guide!!

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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We took the History Tour and that took us thru the Fat Man's Misery. It was fun and interesting. Just a small stretch of the cave in Mammoth Cave that is very narrow but fun to go thru.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A turn of the caves that one experience on the Historic Cave tour. By no means the most difficult passage to navigate or endure in Mammoth Cave, but a fun, do-able experience that those who aren't ready for a "wild cave tour" will safely enjoy.

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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Phone Number: 270-758-2180
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave National Park

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