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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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Heard about the park and wanted to see it. We were only able to get the self guided tour as all of the others were sold out. Apparently Memorial Day is the first day for the... read more

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Chandler, Arizona
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Port Neches, Texas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for fantastic stalagtites, stalagmites, and other such formations, Mammoth Cave should NOT be your destination. Frozen Niagara section has such features, but is a very small area. Most of the cave is composed of long featureless tunnels carved by water. There are a number of different cave tours that are led by Park Rangers but groups... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Heard about the park and wanted to see it. We were only able to get the self guided tour as all of the others were sold out. Apparently Memorial Day is the first day for the season so you will need to get your tours in advance.

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Thank cpd258
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Long! but fun. Had 3 parts to the cave that we got to see. It rained while in the cave and we had to wade through some water that was flooding in the cave. an adventure for sure! The bus system to take you to cave and back was great and quick.

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Thank Lauren W
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ended up at this park whole looking for something to do over memorial weekend. They have nice gift shops, hotel, place to grab something to eat and ice cream. Rangers were very friendly and information could be found everywhere. They sell park passes which someone with me purchased. Most tour times were sold out so plan ahead of time. We... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Either make your reservations online or get there early as tours sell out quickly. This tour was short, not a lot of walking and my idea of a cave.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the domes and drip stones tour. It is the one with 500 stairs but they're mostly downhill. If you are tall or your shoulders etc are wide, you may be a little uncomfortable for parts. You will have to duck your head or turn sideways while still trying to not touch anything. This was a good tour-there we're... More 

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Waycross, Georgia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did four different Cave tours and only did a very small amount of repeat. Also, hiked surface trails and they were excellent. Be sure to ride the ferry.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on May 14th, Mother's Day, and took the Domes and Dripstones tour. While we didn't have any trouble navigating the steps and passageways, some on our tour certainly did. Before you book a tour, read carefully to find a tour right for you and then make a reservation. I know we were there on a busy day, but... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just returned from Mammoth Cave after four days camping. We took three Cave tours and as seniors we received a 50% discount on the tours. BOOK YOUR TOURS WELL IN ADVANCE. It is very difficult making reservations. We had better luck calling Reserve America rather than relying on the internet. The Accommodations Tour is very easy and is accessible... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit and it won't be our last! Took in the cave tour, 2 hours of pure natural beauty with great commentary by Ranger Luke! Impossible to describe, a total must see! Stayed the night in one of the cottages, pure rustic comfort. Has everything you need for a pleasant night in the park. Reception staff were very helpful... More 

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