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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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Frozen Niagara tour was easy and informative

When we visited in mid-February, tour options were quite limited. We took the Frozen Niagara tour and enjoyed the informative presentation by our ranger. The tour was easy and not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jane K
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we visited in mid-February, tour options were quite limited. We took the Frozen Niagara tour and enjoyed the informative presentation by our ranger. The tour was easy and not at all strenuous. The hiking trails are well maintained.

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Bovey, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the Domes and Dripstones tour, which included close to 300 stairs at the start. Was very neat down there, you should not be claustrophobic or skittish in dark places. Had 150+ people on tour, should be 50 less. Also not a good place to bring children under 2.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been here before for the cave tours, which are very well done. This time we went just for the hiking. There are several trails surrounding the visitor center, and we looped a few together to make our hike. Some hills, but not too strenuous. The Green River and the River Styx are both strikingly beautiful, and look different... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the long 2 hour walk through the whole cave , a little tight in some spots and lots of stairs , my knees were getting a workout ,Of you are in good condition you should have no problem but you have to bend at some spots and as I said lots of stairs .. but worth the adventure... More 

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McEwen, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter what time of year you go, I would take a light jacket because inside the caves get chilly. It's very interesting and there are Rangers inside the cave to answer any questions you have and the children can also do a junior Ranger program. There are also other caves to explore outside the National Park

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1 Thank michann3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a Sunday morning and as expected there was a large group taking the 'Drips and Domes Tour' It is a bout a 2 hour excursion and requires some strenuous walking skills. Recommended for those with good to great physical stamina as you will encounter a lot of steps and tight places. Chelsea our guide did an... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time hiking around the many trails in the park. We also did a tour. The guide was excellent, the screaming children were pretty bad. If you have a little kid that is tired, cranky, easily frightened or just spoiled - please be courteous and don't subject the respectful children and adults to your annoying child in... More 

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West Columbia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of our national parks are beautiful in their own way. Most of Mammoth cave is not a "live" cave so it's not as interesting to me as the Carlsbad caverns or some of the caves in Texas.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the car ferry over the Green River just for fun! It is a very small three car ferry that runs over the green river. Takes about one minute to get across it is really fun to ride. Check it out! We took the dorms in drip stones tour led by ranger Luke. He did a great job of preparing... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Frozen Niagara cave tour with my wife and 2.5 years old son in baby carrier on mu back. It was good because our ranger and tour guide was knowledgeable and funny too. The tour took about an hour. We went through the cave and occasionally stopped for geology and biology information from our ranger. The formation was... More 

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