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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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Kids had a blast on this tour

We did the historic tour and this was on that tour. Fun area for kids to squeeze through and easy enough for agile adults. We did the domes and domes and dripstones tour later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did the historic tour and this was on that tour. Fun area for kids to squeeze through and easy enough for agile adults. We did the domes and domes and dripstones tour later with about an hour and half between tours for lunch which we brought. It was nice to have the two separate tours as we had kids... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I thought this section of our tour was fun, but if you were clostraphobic I would not suggest going through this part. There were litterally areas where you had to walk sideways in order to get through and some of the rock formations were tight to get around.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had been here some 30 years before and have asked myself why did I wait so long between visits. It is quite spectacular. Keep in mind the historic tour has no stalactites but has its own kind of beauty. Really amazing that you walk 300+ feet under the surface for 2 hours. Be sure to visit the park service... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent experience. Our kids range in age from 7 to 13 years and each found the cave tour to be fascinating. Great place to be on a 97 degree day. The cave temp remains steady at 57 degrees, so bring a light jacket. We took the Historic tour and it brought us through Fat Man's Misery. Very humorous tour guides.... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are a bit of a claustrophobic then this is a tricky part of the tour, but the trickier bit is that the low, 3-foot high part of this cave is at the end of Fat Man's Misery. So it comes at you unannounced. The geology here is really interesting and do ask the Ranger how this section was... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was an interesting part of the Mammoth Cave History Tour. It is a keyhole shaped passage that really would be difficult for a larger man or woman to navigate as you have to slip through sideways and it is quite tight around the lower leg area. It may be called Fat Man's Misery but my tall slim (6'4") husband... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is inside the caves and although fun, I did have to turn and contort my body to go through because of my weight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

That is one of the fun passage in the Mammoth Cave tours. It is twist and tight and takes a few time to get thought. Must go place!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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