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Tall Man's Misery

Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Owner description: A short passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
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Coatesville, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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227 attraction reviews
607 helpful votes 607 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 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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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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