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Mammoth Cave National Park

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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: (270) 758-2180
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A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

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Mammoth Cave National Park rocks!

The cave is awesome! We took the Domes and Drips tour and the self guided tour. Great for school aged children who are old enough to appreciate the natural wonder of the cave, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cave is awesome! We took the Domes and Drips tour and the self guided tour. Great for school aged children who are old enough to appreciate the natural wonder of the cave, the science, the history, and yet they get to move around the whole time. Park rangers are super friendly and knowledgeable. So cool (pun intended) to go... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Haven't been here since I was a kid! Still the longest cave system in the world, still pretty awesome! The visitor's center is large and runs like a well oiled machine. We did the Drips and Drapery tour, which is 2 hrs and moderately strenuous. I'm not in awesome shape and did just fine, even with the extra optional detour... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great tour! A couple of things to know though: 1) it is chilly and sometimes wet in the cave, 2) the staircase leading down can seem overwhelmingly tight (I began to feel panic)...hang in there! That's the worst part! Truly the way out did NOT have the same staircase! 3) the path has inclines, declines and stairs, very little straight... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So glad we decided to go on the Historic Tour of the caves. Beautiful, nature at its best. Highly recommend. Make reservations early to avoid being sold out and or lines. Rangers very kind and helpful. Hiking paths nice. A bucket list must!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It had been a particularly hot day, so going down into the cave was deeply refreshing. Caves maintain approximately the same temperature all year. It is cool, but not cold. We did a short tour because the others were too expensive. The tour was incredibly short and drawn out by the sheer number of people on the tour. Our guide,... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the historic tour. The entire family loved it. Amazing piece of history. I recommend staying at the end of the tour to avoid being crowded among the large tour group.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this national attraction with my 21 yo and my 10yo. We got a little lost, make sure you follow the signs for the ferry. Was a great workout.

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Thank Egunn
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We planned a family visit to the National Park with our 14 and 8yr olds. The tours we went on were well guided. After taking the Violet City Lantern Tour, I was surprised about the "difficulty" warning. It is pretty much a 3 mile walk on some uneven ground. History Tour was also enjoyable, there were a few smallish passages... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from Florida and we are glad that we took the time to make a visit. We took the historic tour in the morning and the Domes and Drip stones in the afternoon. Both were interesting, different, and incredible. Our grandchildren also enjoyed the tours. In between the tours we had a very enjoyable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place to visit. Tours are well guided and reasonably priced. Very informative. Perfect for families and all ages. A must see for everyone.

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