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Very cool place. The views are amazing on the natural bridge. Be very very careful and watch your... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Beckley, West Virginia
Tight squeeze on a leg of the Historic Tour

To squeeze through Fat Man’s Misery, book the Historic Cave Tour. It’s tight with a low ceiling for... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Jackson, Michigan
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Very cool place. The views are amazing on the natural bridge. Be very very careful and watch your children as there are no guardrails on the bridge.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

To squeeze through Fat Man’s Misery, book the Historic Cave Tour. It’s tight with a low ceiling for part of the way, but we laughed as we squeezed through. You’ll have to step sideways through a few places!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We were warned by our ranger before the tour that some folks might have trouble with this portion of the tour. It was a close space, and you had to pay attention, but our whole tour got through it fine.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed October 11, 2018

What a wonderful place to come, especially in the hot summer. We haven't been here in years but have visited several times in the past. Our kids really got a kick out of it and the size of the cave system is unreal. This is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank seve8ev
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Granddaughter got a like claustrophobic but everyone made it through. This was part of the Historic tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We took the 2 hour tour and it was well worth it. When is is 90 plus outside the 52 degrees in the cave feels great.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This was part of our Historic tour. It was actually kind of fun. We had to walk sideways to make it through.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

A narrow trail on the Domes and Dripstones tour. A deep and narrow path, but plenty of room above the waist. Part of bing in a cave.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the Historic Tour, which I highly recommend. This is not for someone who has a difficult time getting around. I am 7 months and pregnant and my hips hit both sides of Fat Man’s Misery, but I was still able...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gmorgan6
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We elected to take the "Historic Tour" at Mammoth Cave NP. Cost was $17 for each adult and the tour was 2 hours in length. This is a somewhat strenuous your with a lot of bending down to scoot through the cave openings. "Fat Man's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lori W
July 4, 2015|
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This historic tour didn't bother my claustrophobic husband, but he did hit his head a couple of time through the low ceiling areas. My husband and I are in our 60's. the biggest challenge of this tour was walking up the... More