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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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A short passageway inside Mammoth Cave.

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Excellent Adventure for the Entire Family...

This cave tour is an excellent adventure for the entire family. If you are afraid of confined spaces you may not like walking around inside a cave. Most of the areas are wide and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Zebra_45678
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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410 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This cave tour is an excellent adventure for the entire family. If you are afraid of confined spaces you may not like walking around inside a cave. Most of the areas are wide and provide plenty of space, except for this section. Great rainy day activity. Take this tour!

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Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Tall Man's Misery on the Historical tour requires some stooping, so if you can't bend over easily, rethink this tour. It really is not that bad.

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Thank mersiemoose
Niagara Falls, Canada
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

On the Historic Tour (among others). Had a lot of fun. I'm a tall person and I didn't have too much trouble. Good tour of kids.

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Thank greenka466
Erlanger, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Was a challenge, but fun, when our 6 year old could walk straight up and forward instead of bending over like the adults had too.

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Thank Silentwolfzt
Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This section is indeed a challenge for us tall folks. Just watch out for your head and you'll do fine.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lucky for me I am only 5 foot tall, and there were areas that even I had to make sure I ducked down far enough. Some sections were only 3 feet tall. I felt bad for my 6 foot tall husband.

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Thank Jackie F
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While taking the most popular 2 hour tour 300 feet below ground you have to travel thru some pretty tight spaces. Although its called tall mans misery I was able to make the passage. and Im 6 feet tall . If you are concerned about tight spaces stay back and travel with the ranger, This prevents you from being trapped... More 

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Thank Arthur S
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This can come as a bit of a surprise for people who don't like enclosed spaces as it is right at the end of the long section that is Fat Man's Misery, but as long as you're prepared for that, it should be OK. There are other low sections of the historic tour as you climb down stairways. As a... More 

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Thank masaccio
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Tall Man's misery was part of the Historic Tour. While this part was tough for everyone, my DH (6'5") was down on all fours to get through. If you are extra tall, you will spend a good portion of this tour hunched over, not just Tall Man's Misery. He admitted to being uncomfortable, but he was a good sport and... More 

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Thank ScarletnBlackbird
Dayton, Ohio
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258 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You will need to get small to get through this part of the tours, but it adds adventure to the trip and is worth it. Tall folks might struggle a little, but it is not too bad. Have fun!!

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