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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Activities: Hiking
Description: A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.

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Don't worry, you can still eat before the tour

Fat Man's Misery is fun. I went through it during the historic tour. It is narrow in some places but the tour guide said that he has never had a problem with anyone getting stuck.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michel H
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fat Man's Misery is fun. I went through it during the historic tour. It is narrow in some places but the tour guide said that he has never had a problem with anyone getting stuck.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's really a fat man's misery to cross this section of the Historic tour. This is the last part of the tour after you come up from the bottomless hole :)

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Bangkok
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342 reviews 342 reviews
250 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have no idea how this is listed as an attraction because you can't see it without taking a tour of Mammoth Cave. But it's fun to squeeze through and say you did it. We took the historic tour and passed Fat Man's Misery about 60 percent of the way through the cave.

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Michigan
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152 reviews 152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This 'attraction' is a part of the Historic Tour… It is a short narrow passage on the tour… most people should be able to pass it. I wrote a separate review about the two tours we took under Mammoth Cave.

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delhi
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131 reviews 131 reviews
57 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We encountered this during our historic tour..the rangers are too good..by gods grace we didn't have a problem and don't think anyone did in our group. It was a very nice experience and first of all kind. Any kind of tour is advisable over here..we tried the drips and domes wherein saw the frozen niagra part too.. a beauty on... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I went through the "fat man's misery" part of the cave on the historic tour. It was not a problem for me to fit through, but I could definitely see how some chubs could have a problem fitting through. I recommend any tour at mammoth caves. The tour guides are awesome and know what they're talking about!

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Paso Robles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In today's PC world it is odd this label is still used. Thing is, it is properly named for some I would guess. The name does describe that section of the cave walk as does Tall Man's Misery. I am not tall but that was even a challenge for me. By-the-way, I hope they never change these descriptive names.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Part of the Historic tour of Mammoth Cave this section of the tour is a tight squeeze. I'm claustrophobic, but had no problem traversing this section. The walls are close together and the ceiling is low, but so long as you stoop, you can walk through it. No belly-crawling required.

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Coatesville, PA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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