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Mammoth Cave National Park

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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
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+1 270-758-2180
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.

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We took the self guided tour. Really fun walk with kids. Park staff inside to talk about the cave. Will definitely return and book a longer tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brunswick, Ohio
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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the self guided tour. Really fun walk with kids. Park staff inside to talk about the cave. Will definitely return and book a longer tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the "Domes and Dripstones" tour, the cave is excellent and the ranger was entertaining and instructive. We had a few suggestions to make it a better experience: 1. The tour was two hours long, and there were around 100 people on our tour. The group was so large, literally half the time was spent waiting for everyone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did two cave tours while there. First we did the Cleveland Avenue tour. It was a bit tedious. You stop frequently. My son was about to kill me for signing us up for that tour. The other tour we did was the Frozen Niagara tour. That one was shorter, faster paced and beautiful.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hiking in a cool and dark cave with tour guide provides a nice escape from the heat. There are several tours to choose from. Gift shop. Great learning experience. Great family experience. Don't go freshly after knee surgery....we saw one of those....not recommended with so many steps. Tour guides are very informative and knowledgeable about Mammoth Caves' history and phenomenal... More 

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Union
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cave itself is awesome, but the tour is large. A lot of people in small spaces and I felt rushed. We basically ran through most of the tour. We kept falling behind and didn't get to look at anything. I think the tour could've been a whole lot better.

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Oregon, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mammoth Cave on Saturday, March 11, not expecting many people to be there. We arrived by 10 am and the park ranger told us that all the tours were sold out. He told us we could take a self guided tour of the cave nearest the visitor center for $5. I asked if there were interesting formations to... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice tour - descended lots of stairs deep into the cave. Bear in mind that it is a slightly strenuous tour.

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a amazing 2 hr tour we had!! The tour had lots of steps but definitely manageable. Ranger Rick was incredible. He educated us so much with a dash of humor!! We absolutely would go on any tour he led. Thank you for making this a memorable trip!!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Frozen Niagara Tour,hiked the visitor area trails to historic entrance, and toured the visitor center exhibits. The tour was good for family and a mother to be, however, if you are tall, you will need to do extensive ducking. Alternatively,their is a surprising accessible cave tour and at least one trail outside the visitor center.The mammoth cave hotel,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited MCNP for a long weekend on a very cold March weekend but still had plenty of fun. We went on the only available cave tour (Domes and Dripstones). I booked 3 weeks in advance and this was the only one available even in March so if you are thinking about visiting make your first priority finding at least... More 

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