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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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Misery

The fat man’sMisery part of the cave is in-fact and can-be a Misery if your overly large and are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julian P
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High Point
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Inhale and Adjust the Belt!

This feature is one of the many cool parts of the cave tours. It's not as bad as it sounds, but it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ben P
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Curtice, Ohio
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tight squeeze” (15 reviews)
“historic tour” (68 reviews)
“walk sideways” (5 reviews)
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fat man’sMisery part of the cave is in-fact and can-be a Misery if your overly large and are tall.

Thank Julian P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This feature is one of the many cool parts of the cave tours. It's not as bad as it sounds, but it does get tight in spots. It makes you appreciate the early cave explorers!

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting feature of the Historic Tour. Would have been nice to learn from the ranger about how this unique passageway was formed. Unfortunately, large tour group prevents a lot of teaching opportunities. As far as passage goes, it's not that big of a deal....More

Thank havanadaydreamer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly wasn't too bad. There are some spaces where you need to turn on your side but for the most part the guide makes it sound worse than it is.

Thank brittneyraquel02
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really tall mans misery. You would have to be super fat for this area to be a problem. The whole cave is beautiful and peaceful.

Thank Barry J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless your BMI is well north of 35 I don't think you have anything to worry about in Fat Man's Misery. They make this hike out to be strenuous but any person in average health can negotiate it easily. The hardest part was the staircase...More

1  Thank kedalion1
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I have to say.... even if you are not a large person this is hard to get through. Its narrow and short.... Im 5'2" and it was difficult. There are many different hikes to take. Look into all of them.

Thank sansa31
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We went through Fat Man's Cave during the historical tour. It is a very narrow pathway that requires bending over at different parts. If you have back issues or a really tall it may be a challenge. The ceiling is low and it would be...More

Thank need2trvl
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Fun times in this little spot in the cave. Had fun ducking while my wife could stand up straight LOL!

1  Thank khebert2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

No big deal! (No pun intended lol) It's really just a tiny part of the overall tour and nothing to stress about. It's really only narrow at the bottom where your legs are.

4  Thank V G
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Lori W
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This historic tour didn't bother my claustrophobic husband, but he did hit his head a couple of time through the low ceiling areas. My husband and I are in our 60's. the biggest challenge of this tour was walking up the... More
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