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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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Sewanee, Tennessee
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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Yep, if you are a "large" person this is a tight squeeze. It's even harder with big feet. You are negotiating a very small trench with little wiggle room.

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USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I am a little overweight so I was apprehensive. This was awesome. It was easy to go through and so much fun. It is part of the Historic Tour which was itself great

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Cherokee, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Loved the history. Loved the cave. Cool Temps even in summer. Tour guide kept us on a brisk pace, and do keep up, or they will criticize you publicly. Take pictures quick.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Seen on the Historic tour - don't be intimidated by the sound of this - it's a recess in the cave carved out by fast moving water thousands of years ago. It is only hip deep to a short statured adult.

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Nashville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm slightly claustrophobic and had a little anxiety about this tour but it really was fun and all in our group, kids and adults, enjoyed the tour and hearing about the historic discovery of much of the cave. Our only scare was when the tour guide that was following us out turned the lights out on us momentarily and we... More

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Trebfath
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is doable for all but those who are way, way overweight, but requires squeezing through rock walls. Wear clothes that can get dusty, rubbed on rock. It is not fun, just endured.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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