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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
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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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Thank Subhajit B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are huge National Park people and love having this park so close! So many options between cave tours but also hiking trails, camping etc. To kick off the New Year we did the Domes and Dripstones tour. It shows various parts of the cave and is great for your first time. The 2 hour time frame includes the bus... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at 9am and bought a ticket for the 10:30am 2-hour Domes and Dripstones. I notice by 10am it had sold out and when we returned at 12:30pm all the tours for the rest of the day were sold out. I am not sure if there is a way to buy before you come in case you can't arrive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe my husband and I are just foolish, but we like to see ourselves as brave for taking a 21-month old on a two hour cave tour. I do not recommend this to anyone. Book your tours at least two days in advance. The child-friendly one-hour cave tour was sold out, so because of our misplacing, we had no choice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before you visit Mammoth you should understand there is a major difference in caves. Some caves are very wet and have a vast amount of drip-stone formations like stalagmites and stalactites, other caves are dry and have few formations. Due to the geology and size of Mammoth, it has both, but mostly Mammoth is a dry cave. If you wish... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All tours were 100% sold out by noon. Only a few tours offered per day and the last at 3pm. Saw tours at 10, 11, 1, and 3. Pretty much it. So...we went exploring on our own. We walked into the historic entrance of cave, which had a nice waterfall. Then through all trails available. And up to sunset peak.... More 

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St. Louis, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mammoth passage is the cave under the visitor center. Some interest as a place where saltpeter was mined for gunpowder but without a good guide who could entertain a very boring hole in the ground. Our guide did a wonderful job with just enough humor and knowledge to make this interesting and fun. No formations to be wow but explaining... More 

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