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Mammoth Cave National Park

1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
+1 270-758-2180
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Tour A Bit Underwhelming

We did the Mammoth Passage tour, and it was, well, a bit underwhelming. The tour group was large... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PriusGirlVA
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Arlington, Virginia
I could move right in!

We've been in many caves and Caverns, but none like this! Walking in I could imagine the earliest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet A
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Lee, NH
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A mysterious limestone cave that has fascinated people for 4,000 years.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Mammoth Passage tour, and it was, well, a bit underwhelming. The tour group was large, so it was not interactive. It was just a guide talking, frequently asking rhetorical questions and then quickly answering them herself. It felt a bit odd. The...More

Thank PriusGirlVA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been in many caves and Caverns, but none like this! Walking in I could imagine the earliest man moving in with his family for the winter. Apparently this is not what happened but the possibility is there... The cavern tours were great. We took...More

Thank Janet A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the longest cave in the world. The alleys are big, some parts are very nice, not the nicest in the world, but still. There are 27 entrances to this cave, but all are locked and you need a ranger to go with you....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

had to get out of town for the weekend. went on down to the mammoth cave. rains every single time I go for some odd reason. I just wanted to check out the gift shop. but this time I felt the need to go inside...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked two big tours for a day in JAN to see as much as possible in one day. Sadly, snowstorm closed the park the day before we arrived, and forced a delayed opening on our day. Both tours cancelled, wound up on the Niagara tour,...More

2  Thank NATOPatsFan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Mammoth Passage tour on a freezing day in February. Despite only being in the cave for an hour, we were chilled to the bone, and would not have enjoyed a longer tour. That being said, it was neat to see the the...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been yo the cave several times and it is definitely worth the detour off 65.My only suggestions are gir smaller groups for the main tour. If this is your first time..take it..but the smaller kess trveled ones are just as good and better interaction...More

3  Thank Dano B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in ecology, this is the place to visit. It's the longest cave system in the world. Early explorations and discoveries date back to around 3000 BC. It would be a great place for a science class and/or a science field trip....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

never heard of this national park until I searched for places in the area. What a pleasant surprise. Very reasonable priced and very informative tour by park rangers. The caves have history, mystery and extremely interesting natural geological wonder. For tours do not be late,...More

1  Thank earthman88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A magnificent piece of natural beauty that everyone should experience at least once in their life. The cave has provided natural resources for those who live in the area from pre-Columbia times, to the revolutionary war, to the great "Kentucky Cave Wars". There is so...More

Thank Brad W
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Jill W
February 22, 2018|
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Response from PriusGirlVA | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many of the cave tours you want to go on. I would think one day would be enough. Make sure to book your tour/s in advance! We just showed up and expected to book a tour, and the choices were super... More
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Sherri S
December 20, 2017|
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latham62
November 3, 2017|
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Response from Babydoll5180 | Reviewed this property |
I did walk all the steps. No problem for me. I live in high altitude so this could have helped me.
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