Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave, Mammoth Cave National Park: Hours, Address, Mammoth Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

Mammoth Cave
4.5
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
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.
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Bill K
Cleveland, OH272 contributions
Make a Reservation
Jun 2021
If you want to be part of a tour, make a reservation in advance. This attraction is a natural wonder that needs to be seen. The forest rangers provided a lot of background information and made the tour interesting to multiple audiences.
Written June 15, 2021
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Kareylynn
Battle Creek, MI25 contributions
Cave tour
Jun 2021 • Family
We took the river Styx guided tour which lasted 2.5 hours. There were some tight places but overall it was fairly open. We want to go back for additional tours and hiking the grounds.
Written June 14, 2021
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Julie T
Garland, TX4 contributions
Poor
Jun 2021
We arrived on time. We were going to take a guided tour for 2 hours. The tour lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes. The tour guide stopped to explain things only 2 times. We could not look at anything because the tour was moving so fast we could not keep up. If you decided to experience this cave opt for the self guided tour you will get so much more out of the experience. We got to look at nothing, we only set down once to look at a rock that looked like a coffin. I believe we would have enjoyed the cave if we could have slowed down and looked as we walked, not tried to look as we ran.
Written June 14, 2021
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Jackson P
Auburn, IL773 contributions
It’s AWESOME! (Just not one of the 7 Wonders of the World)
Jun 2021 • Family
It is an amazing cave—no doubt! Matchless, wonderful, amazing, but, and I hate to disagree with Wayne the Park Ranger, it is NOT one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. That’s a big claim and it’s simply not true. Y’all are perpetuating false info and then reviewers & Kentucky tourism sites reciprocate. Maybe the United States list, but NOT a world list.

Ok- now that’s over.

400+ miles of mapped cave- it’s breathtaking and truly a wonder. You should visit.
Written June 12, 2021
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Teachtravellearn
45 contributions
Wonderful Tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
Modified Extended Historic Tour was wonderful! Our guides, Ranger Ashley and Ranger Shannon, were informative and fun! We learned so much about the history of the cave. Highly Recommend!
Hint:make reservations well in advance!
Written June 9, 2021
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania301 contributions
It's a big cave
Jun 2021 • Family
I was on one of the first post-covid guided tours, and i think I had a pretty normal non-pandemic experience. Mammoth cave is one of the best things to do in this part of the country, but it's not one of the most exciting caves despite its size. It's got a few bigger rooms, and a couple fun tight passageways (I'm a big guy and did fine), but few formations of any interest. Few stalactites, no stalagmites that I saw. The tour guides (I'm bad with names, but a younger female led the group) were great.

People with physical limitations would have a tough time with the historic guided tour. We had to duck in weird positions while going down stairs, squeeze through rocks sideways, and walk a bit through 5'3" tall walkways. They said it was 2 miles and 500 stairs, both of which seem exaggerated - it wasn't that bad - but should be noted. It was not terribly claustrophobic or straining.
Written June 7, 2021
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maddycee13
Jeffersonville, IN1 contribution
A great visit!
Jun 2021 • Family
My parents and I visited Mammoth Cave over the weekend and had reserved the self-guided tour in advance. It was great!

They provided a map of the trail that the tour goes on with information about the various spaces you see. Throughout the tour they have signs with the names of the spaces which you can match up to the map to read about, but they also have rangers throughout the trail in case you have any questions. They were very nice, and very informative. I think this tour was a super neat way to allow visitors to see the caves even through covid.

One of our favorite places to visit, and we can’t wait to come back!
Written June 6, 2021
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Timothy G
2 contributions
Was not happy
Jun 2021 • Friends
It was supposed to be an unguided tour yet they had 20 rangers breathing down your neck. Then on the website said it was up to a 10 mile hike and unfortunately they only let us go two miles. First cave I've ever been to and was not impressed.charged us 24 dollars and only got two miles.they brag on how's there's 400 some miles and will only show people 14 miles total.lame won't be back.
Written June 6, 2021
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Ryan T
San Tan Valley, AZ24 contributions
A limited COVID experience
Jun 2021 • Family
We planned our trip to Mammoth Cave several months before our visit and we hoped that They would have additional cable tours available by the time of our visit. Unfortunately the extended self guided cave tour is still the only tour Available. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and eager to share their information. Given the limitations due to Covid I would say the tour wasGreat. But for three teenagers the experience was kind of boring. I would recommend holding out more release additional two hours, which we were told would be happening as soon as next weekend.Oh, and be sure to bring your tick spray for Mammoth Cave campground. We brought a few friends with us after our stay!
Written June 3, 2021
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Pam B
Cape Girardeau, MO811 contributions
Nice self guided tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
The only tour offered at this point in time because of the pandemic is the historic self guided tour. We are glad we took the tour. You receive a map and there are park rangers along the way to answer questions and to give you highlights from a historical viewpoint. Mammoth is not the most beautiful cave or park we’ve ever visited however it is massive and impressive. There is a nice visitors center. Glad we visited.
Written June 2, 2021
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