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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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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217 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Whitestown, Indiana
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Advance, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Again like Fat man's misery, amazing that people found these things back in the day and made their way through this monsterous cave.

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This short section of the Mammoth Cave tours is nowhere near as intimidating as the reviews suggest. In fact, it was a lot of fun. Long enough to have to pay attention but short enough that it's not too strenuous. Actually it was a favorite part of the tour. 2 adults and 1 12-year old.

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