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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: A short passageway inside Mammoth Cave.

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Watch Your Head!

The spots get pretty low in this location of the main cave tour at Mammoth Cave, KY. Be prepared to bend down or your head will regret it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Patty F
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The spots get pretty low in this location of the main cave tour at Mammoth Cave, KY. Be prepared to bend down or your head will regret it!

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Bangkok
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345 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just like Fat Man's Misery, you can't see this without taking a cave tour. But it's fun to crouch down and walk through this low lying ceiling of the amazing Mammoth Cave. We saw it on the historic tour.

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Michigan
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a part of the Historic Tour, where the passage is low - you would have to bend down to a near knee level to pass. It is not too difficult.. just make sure that you do not have bad back or knee problems. I am not sure why this is rated as an attraction - since this is... More 

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Coatesville, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I am 6-feet tall and had no problem. The tour Ranger had us pass the word back to others when we approached it … good teamwork made it not too difficult. But … watch your head!

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Brunswick, Ohio
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113 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went through on the Historic Tour. I'm 6-2, 245lbs., with a bad back. It lasted only about 10 feet and it didn't affect me at all. Just a titled path, for guides to hype tourists for something to look forward to. This was the only path were I did have to touch the rocks to guide myself through for comfort.

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 701 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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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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