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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 / 270-758-2417
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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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It was a pleasure to go during a mild winter day that was 50 degrees. The tour we went on was 1.5hrs and had beautiful natural formations. Unfortunately we arrived at 2pm and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Adina H
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a pleasure to go during a mild winter day that was 50 degrees. The tour we went on was 1.5hrs and had beautiful natural formations. Unfortunately we arrived at 2pm and only two tours were available at that time. The guides were informative. The visitor center has an amazing museum with alot of information on the local geological... More 

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1 Thank Adina H
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been there since I was a teenager but I will never forget the experience. I was mesmerized the whole time.

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Thank ThaBusShizzle
Sturgis, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, both from a natural standpoint and an historical one. Well maintained. Great restaurant. The tour was well worth the time and price.

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2 Thank JER518
Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The tour is very educational and entertaining. We had a 2 hour tour with lots of steps to go up and down. We enjoyed every bit of it. It wss very comfortable inside the caves. If you don't like cramped places and many steps, you should look into other tours. They have multiple different trips you... More 

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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a marvel! Many tour options available, and we were able to buy a tour as a walk up. However, we were there midweek and not on a holiday. The ranger led hike was very informative and the pace seemed appropriate. Our tour was small (about 25), yet they say they have tours of up to around 100. That would... More 

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Thank Tiffany F
Cantonment, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife son and I toured all the caves and found the tours very informative and leisurely. Time was well spent and the sites beautiful. Hiking trails are very nice and the cabins just right for a winter stay.;

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Thank Mike B
Louisville, Kentucky
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106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to tour caves, Mammoth Cave National Park is a must see. Several different tour options. Hiking and camping available on the park grounds.

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Thank Lindsay F
Northbrook, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cave is a wonder of this Earth. The tour was well informed, and well presented. Also arranged to handle a crowd. All tickets were sold out on-line for tours but we decided to go anyways, there were ticket available at the site for walk-ups. (this may not be the case all the time)

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Thank Russell S
Perth, Australia
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mammoth cave was our first time experience as a family. Its a pretty organised self guiding tour. You get a small prerecorded handset with headphones to listen to every attraction in the cave and is very convenient. I would advice everyone yo take their own time in covering the cave and don't be in a rush. There are 300 stairs... More 

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Thank Ajay-OZ
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time exploring the caves. The tour guides were informative and generally good (one was particularly good as she was a geology graduate student) although they tended to rush the crowd. I know that they have a schedule to keep but while some people just want to take pictures and move on, others, like me, do want... More 

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