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“Very interesting tours - I'd go back again!!”

Mammoth Cave National Park
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Owner description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews
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“Very interesting tours - I'd go back again!!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Having been to other caverns, this was our first visit to Mammoth Caves. We were hoping it was not "just another cave". And we were not disappointed.
There are lot of options to choose from for touring the caves - one can choose the difficulty levels based on their needs. The prices are reasonable as well.
We went for the Historic tour lasting 2 hours and 2.5 miles with medium difficulty. Our tour guide was a very knowledgeable, he had lot of interesting facts to be shared all through the tour and made the tour totally worthwhile.

I'd surely want to come back and try one of the 6 hour tours, sometime during falls when the park is more colorful :)

Visited December 2012
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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“Spend a full day in the Park”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We checked out the night before and discovered the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new visitor centre, The next day did the Frozen Niagara and Historic tours. The Historic tour is through the dry cave. Lots of hiking trails as well. Will come back again.

Visited November 2012
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Draper, Virginia
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“interesting tour”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We went with our daughter and 5 year old granddaughter right after Thanksgiving and took the Historic Tour. It was very interesting. It's 2 hours long and you walk about 2 miles, but you go slowly so it's not a big deal for those who don't think they can walk very far, but the many steps at the end are require some exertion so those who have heart trouble or can't climb many steps should not do this tour. The ground can also be a bit uneven in places and has some low ceilings that require ducking. Our tour guide was great. I wouldn't mind going back someday and touring another part of the cave. We wanted to spend more time in the visitor's center afterward but didn't have the time.

Visited November 2012
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Flint, Michigan
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“One visit is not enough”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Driving through KY we thought we'd head out to the Mammoth Caves just to check it out. I have to say that I'm glad we did. Our "Historic Tour" was led by Jackie, who is very passionate about what he does and it showed with the information he gave our group. One great thing about going outside of the busy season was a smaller group, about 15 people, and was told that during the busier months there would be close to 100-120 people going through these tours with you. However, during those summery, busier months, they offer longer tours that they don't offer in the fall/winter. So with that being said, another trip down to the Mammoth Caves is in the works.

Visited November 2012
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San Diego
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“On motorcycle trip, at least a short tour is a must.”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Straight out of Eaglerider in Nashville, exiting 65 for gas and food in Bowling Green and then north via back roads, we reached Mammoth Cave from the east (great roads northwest of the Cave!). Once here, we decided to book the introductory tour and were we glad we did. True, we did only see 2 miles or so of the 400 miles of passageways, but it was amazing. Exit by the service road going east- it's a bit narrow for cars but perfect on bikes (see my photos). Day 1 from Nashville ended at the highly recommended Comfort Inn and Suites in Cave City with surprisingly good Mexican food at El Mazatlan, a 2 block walk from the hotel.

Visited October 2012
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