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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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Awesome cave, not so awesome climb out

We took the Historic Tour and it was very informative and impressive. As you are prewarned, there are some tight spots and a lot of steps. But the tight spots are not so bad, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
lanee3
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Historic Tour and it was very informative and impressive. As you are prewarned, there are some tight spots and a lot of steps. But the tight spots are not so bad, this big girl made it just fine so give it a try. The climb out was horrible! A lot of steps and then a long hill.... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Reservations are important even for some caves! We got there after about a five hour drive around 12:00 pm...all tours were unfortunately sold out..we did get to do the discovery cave at our own leisure, but as you can guess..not a lot to it. I've been MANY times throughout my life, so I personally didn't mind (claustrophobic 😳) but the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the historic tour and loved it. Got to hike for 2 miles in the cave, through large areas and small passages. Loved it!

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Thank karen493
Pikeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a awesome place to visit, they have several different tours you can go on. World's largest cave, when you tour it you will see why they say that.

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Marianna, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed both the Historic Entrance Tour and the Domes and Dripstone Tour. Both are different. If I could only choose one, I would choose the Domes & Dripstones because of the formations you get to see at the end of the our. Teenagers really enjoyed the twisting, narrow staircase at the beginning of the tour through the deep pit.

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Thank Doug M
WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice but different park where you pay by the attraction instead of one price for all. You must reserve your cave tours well in advance to get the ones you want. If you cant you may still get tour you want: go to visitor center before 8a opening and line up to get some of tickets the staff hold... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Park isn't too far off I65 and you could make it a full day or only a morning or afternoon trip. We took the Historical Tour, but there are many different tours. It's great during the summer because it's in the mid 50 degrees inside the cave. I was ok in shorts, short sleeve shirt, and long sleeve t-shirt.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a first cave visit for our son and his family and this was a great one to introduce them to exploring underground. We were a little concerned when we were unable to book an 'easy' tour on the day we wanted to go, because we had 3 kids with us, one who is 4 years old. After a... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family of 8 (2 parents and 6 kids, ages 5 to 15) enjoyed the Historic Tour of Mammoth Cave. The park was VERY busy, over the 4th of July weekend, so the group size was a little too large, making it hard to hear what the ranger was saying most of the time, but the major formations are labeled... More 

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Amelia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We come down over the 4th of July. Great tours, tons of people, but well managed. We really enjoyed the Historic tour. It's a great way to get the good stuff. We liked it better than the domes and dripstones tour.

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