We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Mammoth Cave National Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: +1 270-758-2180
Website
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description:

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

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

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,562 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1633
    Excellent
  • 641
    Very good
  • 180
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
how to spend a grey/rainy black friday

Beautiful visitor center with great demos. Took the Domes tour and had great guides. Moderately strenuous but if you can do stairs in an apartment building you will have no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
mkoi56
,
Lower Keys, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

2,562 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,517: English reviews
Lower Keys, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful visitor center with great demos. Took the Domes tour and had great guides. Moderately strenuous but if you can do stairs in an apartment building you will have no problem with this tour and it is well worth it. Get a senior passport if you qualify--it will work nationwide

Helpful?
1 Thank mkoi56
Lynchburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I love to visit national parks so drove a bit out of our way to make sure to see Mammoth Cave. The caves are huge!! We did the domes and dripstones tour, which was really cool. Definitely unique. Our guide Kevin was hilarious too and made it so much better! Took us like 3 hours to do... More 

Helpful?
Thank lpdutil
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent a nice 4 day weekend in Cave City, and the Caves were amazing! I will defiantly come back and explore more of them! The hiking trails around the park is pet friendly, so you can take the mutts for a walk, tire them out, take them back to the hotel and go enjoy the old town.

Helpful?
1 Thank Cori R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's awesome. The caves are impressive and the nicking trails are beautiful. The park is pet friendly so you can bring the kids and take them for walks! They'll love it. Plenty of photo worthy sites and scenic overlooks.

Helpful?
1 Thank Thania C
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are lots of caves to see in the world, but these caves are mammoth. Pardon my warped sense of humor. In late fall they do cut back on the number of tours open. I would recommend summer for best selection but anytime you can visit you will be overwhelmed and inspired by the shear size and magnitude of the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tom g
Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the Drips and Dripstones tour, which was the longest tour offered in the winter time. It was a total of 2 hours -- easy walk. Large group so not as intimate as other cave tours I've been on. The cave is large but this tour didn't have very many formations -- except at the end seeing the Frozen Niagara.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank thisis99
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
132 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the domes and dripstones tour since it was late October. The tour was informative, and our guide added a little "Halloween spookiness" to the tour. I would recommend the tour- but make sure that you were tennis shoes as parts of the cave were slippery. The visitors center was very nice, I liked the movie that was playing... More 

Helpful?
Thank MelissaY858
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the domes and dripstones tour which is the only off-season option. The tour was very good -- if you are in decent shape and not tremendously overweight, the small passages and many stairs down should not be a problem. The tour was informative. We also took the short walk to the old entrance which was interesting; also, we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 50Continental_Drift
Hartland, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the domes & dripstones tour and had Randy as our tour guide. He did a fabulous job and we really enjoyed the history and information shared during the two hour hour. If you get thirsty easy, I would recommend bringing along a bottle of water. You may only be walking about 3/4 of a mile, but it feels... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marie S
Radcliff, Kentucky
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been on the Domes & Dripstones and one of the others of interest was sold out so we hit the basic tour that starts with a walk down the hill to the first natural entrance. It is a great fairly short tour and as usual the guides were fantastic. After, go hiking to the right as you come... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lkmann

Travelers who viewed Mammoth Cave National Park also viewed

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
 
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
 

Been to Mammoth Cave National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mammoth Cave National Park and other visitors
35 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (35)

Questions? Get answers from Mammoth Cave National Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?