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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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(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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From Wild Turkey Parades to Flowstone Aliens

The day at Mammoth started with a wild turkey parade - about 12 which when frightened flew off in all directions. Common around here I guess, but for those of us from not around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day at Mammoth started with a wild turkey parade - about 12 which when frightened flew off in all directions. Common around here I guess, but for those of us from not around here way cool. Then off to the visitor's center. By the way, don't follow the last instruction from your GPS which tells you to go right... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Fetching Mrs. Rat and I drove south from Columbus for 4hrs. and 45 min. for a weekend at Mammoth Cave National Park. We have been to the park many times over the years but never during the first weekend in January. We stayed in the Mammoth Cave Motel (more on that in another review). We took the "Domes &... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We planned ahead and booked a tour for a Saturday morning. We did the Domes and Dripstones tour. The tour has a lot of stairs and tight spaces. The information was very interesting. The views within the cave were very fascinating. This cave was different than most other cave tours I have done because of the formation and rock of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unique national park experience, especially for those on the East Coast. Great visitors center. If you have kids, definitely do the Junior Ranger program and earn your badge. A cave tour is a must in order to experience the cave itself. We did the Domes and Dripstones tour and it was great in duration (2 hours) and scope... More 

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Celestine Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If nature is your thing, plenty to do here, above and below ground. The Park was established for its world class cave system over 400 miles long; but on the surface there is lots to do, especially if you are willing to explore the old roads, cemeteries, home-sites, etc. and maybe not see another person all day, more so on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed mammoth cave. I have 2 sons ages 6 and 7 and they really enjoyed going through the cave. We went on the domes and dripstones tour. The tour guides were knowledgeable and fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience a subterranean world. This massive network of caves is remarkable. No wonder it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. History and geology rolled into one. We also had some of the best NPS guides we've had anywhere. Incredibly informative in both geology and the long history of the caves as a tourist attraction, which dates to the 19th century. We... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great time here. First time for my family to visit. They loved it. The tour was a different one for me. So I was able to see new things. Our park ranger was awesome as well!

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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently moved to Kentucky and live only a few miles from Mammoth Cave National Park. It's a beautiful place above and below ground. There are many different cave tours you can take that range from walking only a few feet that anyone can do to ones that last hours and take you far off the normal tour. The cave... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge cave and many thibgs to explore.guides were realky very friendly.shocked to see less lights inside and they have less funds allicated.huge area and well mainatined

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