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Diamond Caverns

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun and educational

I was on a roadtrip with a friend and this was a perfect stop to stretch our legs. We lucked out... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laurie P
Beautiful Show Cave with lots of formations

I was more impressed with Diamond Caverns than what I thought I was going to be. The cave has many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick M
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A cave with stone-décor: calcite drapery, eaves of stalactites, a fence of stalagmites, and flowstone.
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1900 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Park City, KY 42160-7902
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was on a roadtrip with a friend and this was a perfect stop to stretch our legs. We lucked out with timing as we only had a 15 minute wait for the next walking tour. We also lucked out with having a small tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was more impressed with Diamond Caverns than what I thought I was going to be. The cave has many beautiful, in tact, formations. Our guide was very informative, not only about the cave itself but also the area and it's "cave wars" in early...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This operation is first come, first serve. With Mammoth Cave is shut down, this place is over booked. Many people came in to be turned away, a little cavalierly I thought. We bought tickets for the next day but the staff didn't suggest that to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...when the Mammoth Park is locked due to government shutdown. Friendly staff, nice ambiance in the building, good length of the cave. Nice for smaller kids 5-15 y.o., not too long and relatively well lit. Sturdy concrete walk ways. Good railings, solid. Some steep stairs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MCrimson1
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were headed to Mammoth which we had last visited when the kids were really young. At the last minute we changed our mind and went to Diamond instead. Glad we went. The tour was very informative. Lots of history. Cave was beautiful. But this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Todd S
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We traveled to the Mammoth Cave area and took a tour of Diamond Caverns. Definitely not the type of cave formations you see in the National Park. Very interesting and beautiful formations. A little over-priced but we did enjoy it.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank bradybunch123
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very nice cave.....petty.....it's a wet cave so there are many formations. It's a short tour but well worth going on.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dino2mom
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite cave in the area. Our tour guide had only been working there for 5 days but she was fantastic. She had so much knowledge of caves and geology. We only had our family of four on the tour so it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Journey101420
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This cave is located just outside the park, which made it nice because it was less crowded. I would recommend going early if you like want a smaller group. The formations were very pretty and the tour guide took her time and shared some fascinating...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Theresa K
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Very nice tour to take, Especially if you had not booked a tour ahead of time at Mammoth Cave. Intimate and informative tour of caverns. Great history and excellent for photos. There are some steps 350 total but spread out fairly well.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Peter P
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Maggie A
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
Our host at the Rock Cabin camping had them- a standard booklet filled with local businesses and promotions. You can probably find them near the door at most stores, the local market or gas station. I also saw them at... More
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At least they used to have it on their website. They have a Facebook page. you could also follow them on Twitter and Instagram
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August 14, 2015|
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Response from EricHelton | Property representative |
Yes we are open daily in November 10am-4pm except for Thanksgiving Day. We do run a set tour schedule at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 4pm in the Central Time Zone. We recommend you're here 10-15 minutes before the tour to get... More
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kick3
Chicago, Illinois
One day through Smokies-driving from Greenville Sc (3 Replies)
Hi, have car with tween driving home from Greenville SC through the SMokies. Have one day (already doing Blue Ridge Parkway on way up) Wondering, From Greenville, do I take Newfound Gap to Clingmans Dome....how much time left to consider either cades cove (I know is west) or should I just have enough time to continue to Roarking Fork. Any help...thanks. Also....since I cannot really stay in Gatlinburg...should I route through to Townsend ....going towards Diamond Caverns in Ky
June 24, 2013|
Response fromBradMac|
For a one day trip from Greenville, Cades Cove is probably out of the question. CC is a long, one-way drive. Once you've started the trip through the cove, you're pretty much committed, and at the mercy of traffic. I'd probably stick with Roaring Fork. As far as your route from there, I'd probably take I-40 toward Nashville. Safe trip!
slrtravelplanner
Pitman, New Jersey
Need help in Planning a vac. to include Mammoth Cave (9 Replies)
We are planning a trip to the Smokies area in August and are looking for some input in planning. In addition to the smokies, we would like to visit Asheville, NC, Chattanooga, TN, and Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. We would be travelling by car from the southern New Jersey area. I have mapped out the following rough itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Asheville. Stop at Luray Caverns, VA enroute. Day 2: Biltmore Estate Day 3: Chimney Rock Park, then drive to Pigeon Forge Day 4: Smoky Mountains Nat'l...More
January 21, 2007|
Response fromLLindaC|
I like the Grand Avenue of Mammoth. If you are extremely out of shape and can't handle 4 easy hours, do the guided Historical Tour. I read your trip plan, and I don't think we like the same things in trips. I avoid Dollywood and heavily touristed areas and enjoy more natural settings in the Smokies. However, I am answering you only to give you a "heads up". It is very important to book your Mammoth Cave tour online well in advance. The park had to cut back on hours and staff several years ago...More
slrtravelplanner
Pitman, New Jersey
Need Help in planning for Smokies Vacation (2 Replies)
We are planning a trip to the Smokies area in August and are looking for some input in planning. In addition to the smokies, we would like to visit Asheville, NC, Chattanooga, TN, and Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. We would be travelling by car from the southern New Jersey area. I have mapped out the following rough itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Asheville. Stop at Luray Caverns, VA enroute. Day 2: Biltmore Estate Day 3: Chimney Rock Park, then drive to Pigeon Forge Day 4: Smoky Mountains...More
January 21, 2007|
Response fromMisscrispy|
Oh you must do the Ripley's Aquarium. While in the area check out Cades Cove and Roaring Fork Areas to truly see the Smokies. When going to Dollywood go one day at 3 pm and the next day is free. A good tip for Dollywood is to download their show schedule and plan out your day so that you can see and do it all and not miss anything. We love the shows there. I don't do all the rides anymore but the kids do and they like all the shows too so I always make a schedule and stick to it and we get to...More