We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Plan your visit!”

Mammoth Cave National Park
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

On our trip from KeyWest back to Ohio we planned to stop at Mammoth Caves, being that we loved the National Parks and caves. The problem was we did not take into account that it was Memorial Day weekend. The place was PACKED!!! Almost all the tours were booked. People and small children running everywhere. We did manage the unguided tour which gave you a taste of the cave entrance area. It was amazing and we plan to go back at a better time. A park ranger said the crowds diminish October to March (and since the temperature in the cave is constant) we will make plans accordingly. As a plus the rangers were all helpful and really kept their cool with such huge crowds. Kudos to them.

Thank DouglasCleveland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (3,511)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"dripstones tour"
in 352 reviews
"mammoth cave"
in 736 reviews
"in advance"
in 236 reviews
"historic tour"
in 684 reviews
"domes dripstones"
in 104 reviews
"visitor center"
in 224 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 150 reviews
"ahead of time"
in 92 reviews
"frozen niagara"
in 200 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 67 reviews
"make reservations"
in 65 reviews
"two hours"
in 117 reviews
"hour tour"
in 155 reviews
"on line"
in 51 reviews
"above ground"
in 104 reviews
"violet city"
in 61 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 41 reviews
Filter

2,763 - 2,767 of 3,512 reviews

Reviewed July 22, 2013

We did the Frozen Niagra tour, looked through the exhibits at the Visitor's Center and did a little hiking. There are nice paved trails from which we enjoyed the beauty of the park and saw several deer. There are a variety of tours available. I read about them on the park website and made advance reservations for the tour and time that best fit our schedule.

1  Thank Mary1675
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have been in many caves over the years, including this one as a kid, but wanted to take our kids for their first experience in a cavern. As we were travelling back home from our Smoky Mountain trip we stopped off at Mammoth Cave to give them their first exprience in a cave. We took the "New Entrance Tour" with rangers Kevin and Corey. The kids really took to the rangers (even took photos) and found the cave very fascinating. There is 300 stair steps to take, so it's not for those who don't like a stepping challenge, but what less could you expect in order to discover the depths below ground. The rangers were great at teaching the way the caves formed and pointing out little details as you go. There are a few places during the tour when they stop and you can catch your breathe on a seat if need be. We found the tour to be well worth the money.

Thank dan b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Really interesting and amazing to see. A little challenging at times for this grandmother, but my son and grandson loved both of their tours.

1  Thank rodgersp2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Loved the historic and other tours! Hotel has great gift shops! Stay at the hotel there for convenience and DO eat at the hotel's restaurant! The cherry jam and butter are great. Have the caveman breakfast and you'll be fueled up for the whole day!

1  Thank laura22204
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mammoth Cave National Park also viewed

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
 
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
 

Been to Mammoth Cave National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing