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“Amazing to be able to explore”

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
Canada
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing to be able to explore”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We did the Historic Tour. The size of the caves was amazing. Tour group was very large but if you are near the front you learn more from the guide. The two mile hike under ground was quite varied.
From large caverns to very narrow, single person trails. To be in the total dark is really effective.
Well worth the trip for this experience underground. Love to go back and do further exploring.
Once on the tour there were no bathroom facilities.

Visited November 2013
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Auburn, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“We like caverns better, but this place is worth the stop!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We decided to check out Mammoth Caves figuring it was a big cavern, wrong. It is a VERY big cave, but not a cavern.

There are several different hikes / tours you can take. We choose one that was about 2 hours long which was fine time wise.

The caves are deep, dark and a bit of a challenge to walk. Well the one we did was, but they do offer tours for just about anyone.

Visited October 2013
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Unique sight and wonderful tour. Must see at least once”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We decided to veer off our path to Florida to see Mammoth Caves and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. We did the New Entrance tour with our two kids and exchange student. We were in a group of about 30 with two guides. Very entertaining and knowledgable. The stairs down into the cave were as many and as steep as promised on the website, but also quite beautiful. I have a moderate to severe fear of heights (on a scale of none to paralyzing, lol) and I felt very comfortable on them. My kids had no problem with the hike at all. The way out of the cave was more gradual. The cave itself is just so cool. Even my teenager loved it. After the tour we walked the grounds a little (beautiful fall color) and found the historic entrance. Wide gaping cave entrance... Just amazing.

Visited November 2013
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mundo
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“a hole in the ground like none other....”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

the size of this mammoth is hard to describe... imagine a cavern you could drive a semi in AND turn around in! over 400 miles of caverns and still growing! Definitely a must see even if it is only the historical tour!

Visited October 2013
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L4r4k3
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“World's longest Cave”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We did the New Entrance Tour and it was worth every cent we paid. This tour shows the "dry" cave and a section of the cave Known as the Niagara Tour and it is the "wet" part of the cave.
Awesome cave!!

Visited November 2013
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