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Tall Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Type: Trails
Description: A short 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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First you go through Fat Man's Misery and then Tall Man's? Yes, you will have to bend down, mightily. BUT the trip is well, well, worth it. Whether you are fat or slim, tall or short, the trip is a delight.

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

It was only for about 5 minutes, but felt uncomfortable. There are several other places mor5e adults, especially us tall ones [I'm 6'3] have to bend over. Bringing a cane would have been helpful.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Tall Man's Misery is on the Historic Cave Tour. It comes right after Fat Man's Misery. Tall Man's Misery is very narrow on the bottom, up to between your knees and your hips. But it also has a very low ceiling, so if you are tall you have to bend over to get through. But it is not very long.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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226 attraction reviews
594 helpful votes 594 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

There were several people in our group that had to duck down in order to pass through this. The kids that were part of our group had a lot of fun walking through and seeing grown up's difficulty traversing this part of the cave tour.

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This area of the cave is really cool. I'm 6'2", and this part was fairly challenging. There are places where I had to walk down the stairs backwards. A must do!

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Libertyville
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was what my 7yr old called it. I am 5'8" and spent a good amount of the time ducking through this part of the Historic tour.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I'm not too tall, so Tall Man's Misery was pretty pleasant for me. It was definitely better than Fat Man's Misery, but even that wasn't too bad. I really enjoyed the tour and getting to experience these various parts of Mammoth Cave.

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Clarksville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is part of several different tours at Mammoth Cave National Park, we did it on the Historic tour. My husband is 6' 3" and had no problems, the very low part is not very long. We loved this part of the tour and it was my kids favorite part of our vacation!

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Part of the Historic Tour. Fun! The tour is very worth the small price. The guides are very knowledgable and fun.

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Maineville, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Not a problem and I am 5'9; I even have had back surgery just 3 years ago and the bending did not bother me. Saw folks well over 6" complete the passageway without difficulty.

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