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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Type: Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is part of the larger Historic Tour at Mammoth Cave. Great for older kids and teens; for your sanity, leave the little ones on the surface with other family members or skip. If you arent highly mobile, not for you. Fun fun fun! Very worth it.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a fun part of the cave tour, but it's true that it is a little narrow here...we had to turn sideways a few times, but I thought it was fun and one of my favorite parts of the tour!!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My 6'3" husband and eleven year old daughter loved this part of the historic tour. Fortunately, no one got stuck.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A nice squeeze in the mammoth cave - I wondered as I was passing through if it had been created by the feet of many visitors past.

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Toronto, Canada
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107 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Tiny space for you to squeeze from. Not as difficult as the name would suggest. More to see than just this. Tour is for almost 2 hours and the stories are very informative

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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Maybe because I'm not a fat man, but it didn't seem that hard to get through there to me. It was a little claustrophobic but you just have to breathe and take it one step at a time.

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Jackson, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was part of the historic tour at Mammoth Cave. Our guide warned us about this part of the tour. It was really fun and the most adventurous part of the tour. The tour was listed as strenuous but we found it very doable. The pace is slow so even if you have some physical limitations there are ample rest... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was scared about this at first but it was tons of fun! Its almost like a puzzle...you have to change your body direction often. It was cool!

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Portland, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You will get a new respect for the explorers who take the first steps into caves like this one. Often times we take nature for granted those who decided to take a trek deep into the cave have uncovered something great!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am not fat by any means being 6'4 and 210, getting through this was not much of a issue. You simply need to take your time and work your way through the serpentine nature of the cave. Do not fear this it is simply a adventure waiting to happen.

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