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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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Coatesville, PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

There was enough space to fit through … only the morbidly obese would not make it. We are about 70 and had no problem … but we are not much overweight. Rangers describe it well before we took the tour.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went through on the Historic Tour. I'm 6-2 at 245 lbs. Had no problem. I don't know how big you would have to be, but I'm sure a guide would warn someone that may have a problem. Just a titled path, probably just hype for the tour guide to give the tourists something to look forward to. Not very memorable.

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Bloomingdale, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I enjoyed this portion with my son who has Aspergers. We talked about how small it was. My husband had a rough time through this area because of the lack of lighting. He was starting to have problems with his blood sugar and the lack of lights worsened it for him.

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Northern Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I am grateful for Fat Man's Misery for being the ONLY time my vertically-challenged son was GRATEFUL to be short! :p I agree with what was said about big feet, and I would add that you should feel comfortable with inching along bent over at the waist (I'm 5'8" and had to hunch/bend a fair amount), but at least on... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our two boys, 8 and 12 loved this part, my husband and I were fine going through but felt bad for heavy-set people, it was a squeeze and some parts of this tour were slick. A lot of steps to climb and glad that I wore shirts I did not mind if they got dirty. Overall, well worth seeing and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

2 and 1/2 hour walk on some steep paths and tight spaces in the caves. End with a long stair climb to the top.

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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was part of our tour in mammoth Cave. We had a small walkway to get through this part of the cave, but it was fun and I did not feel claustrophobic at all. Be sure to travel through this on your cave tour.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't be fooled by the name :) Plenty of room for people to pass but still fun. We passed through this on the Historic Tour and enjoyed our visit.

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South Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife had a bit of trouble here because she was carrying the infant in the carrier. I had a bit of trouble because I'm just over 6'. My toddler couldn't understand why everyone was complaining, it was the perfect size for him. Despite it's name and the dire warnings that they give you before your tour starts, this place... More

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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130 reviews 130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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