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Not as bad as the park tour description makes it sound!

You're done before you know it. I was picturing having to stoop in uncomfortable positions, but it... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
V G
So grateful not to be tall

Definitely a challenge for anyone over 6 foot tall as you really do have to crouch to navigate this... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
Roger G
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Doonan, Australia
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A short passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (11 reviews)
“historic tour” (23 reviews)
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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"taller"
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

You're done before you know it. I was picturing having to stoop in uncomfortable positions, but it really wasn't anything.

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Definitely a challenge for anyone over 6 foot tall as you really do have to crouch to navigate this part of the tour. Unfortunately you don't get too much warning and someone on out tour hit his head at least twice.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This was probably the tightest fit in the whole cave. Only lasts for about 10-15 seconds but still was a pain to get through. That's nature for you. You have to be a little bit of a contortionist to work through this section I think.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Not difficult. Just bend. People like it. I liked it. It's part of one of the two excursions I took at Mammoth Cave NP

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

More than low ceilings, this part of the cave forces short people to duck; and taller people to duck-walk/bend down/practically crawl. The overhead rocks are waiting for your forehead! And, then there are stairs that you almost have to slither to get to...a real challenge...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Be prepared to squeeze through this and Fat man's Misery if you are a big person, Watch your head! Fun tour though.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Really not that bad if you just put your hands on your knees to take the weight off your lower back. Fun section of the cave. really doable...not that bad or long

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

This was part of the "Historic tour", these were fun passages in the cave. Yes, if you are fairly tall then it may be a challenge, but most people manage to duck and pass. This added a sense of adventure to the tour, we enjoyed...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Part of the Historic Tour, my boyfriend got a bit claustrophobic here. We were ducking a lot but I think that's what made it fun! I had hoped we were going to even crawl through tight spaces but didn't get that lucky.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Tall Man's Misery is a section of the Historic Cave Tour in Mammoth Caves NP. I am not overly tall, but I did manage to bump my head on the low rock formations. I was happy that I had worn a ball cap to absorb...More

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July 18, 2016
Response from Gatorgolfer | Reviewed this property
This was part of the "Historic Tour". It is the longest tour, interesting, big rooms, but not too pretty. If you are sure you are going, reservations on line insure that you will get the tour you want, when you want... More
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