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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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This was a memorable experience for our family. My kids, 8 and 12, LOVED the adventure of the Domes & Dripstones tour. I was a nervous wreck most of the time. Lots of steps and... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a memorable experience for our family. My kids, 8 and 12, LOVED the adventure of the Domes & Dripstones tour. I was a nervous wreck most of the time. Lots of steps and staircases over dark and seemingly bottomless pits and some paths with no guardrails, which meant I was envisioning my kids tripping and falling to their... More 

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1 Thank dglslkmomma
Dundas, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park encompasses the world's longest cave system. The tours take you just on a small portion of the system but the sights are jaw dropping. We opted for the Domes & Dripstones tour; a memorable 2 hours underground.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I visited the park to go to the cave and had a great time. If you choose to go to the cave be sure to wear comfortable shoes, flip flops or sandals are not a good idea. Steps are steep and narrow, and hand rails are provided but at times can be wet. You can take a... More 

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2 Thank Karen Childers B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the "Domes and Dripstones" tour. It was $15.00 and well worth it. Be aware there are around 500 steps, and many narrow and short passageways. They book over 100 people on the tour so there is quite a bit of waiting for slower folks. There's no electricity at the campground and showers cost extra.

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Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the interesting visitor center and our tour of Mammoth Cave! Since it was Spring Break time, and Easter weekend, all of the tours sold out except "Domes and Dripstones" (we heard it is usually not hard to choose from a variety of tours). My husband and I are in our 60s and were a little afraid this tour... More 

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Thank Cheryle L
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing walk. Plenty of stairs downward and not too many up. Pretty easy , slow paced. Too many people. Great experience of going down into a cave. I'm plenty out of shape and still did this tour easily. Go for it.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot for camping at the park's campground near the visitor center. Really clean bathrooms and plenty of grass at each site. Showers are for a fee at the campstore. The rangers were helpful on tour information at the VC and the guide on the Dome and Dripstones tour was funny. The tour itself was pretty cool. Don't expect to... More 

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Malden, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I did the Frozen Niagara tour...we were in the cave for about 45 minutes. I really wish I could've done a longer tour, but I don't always do well in tight spaces, so I opted for this tour. Overall, we spent about 4 hours in the park. We looked around the visitor center and went through the... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is awe inspiring. It is majestic. It offers many, many scenic views, walking paths and tours. It is a MUST stop for anyone in the area. You can go onto recreation.gov to purchase your tickets ahead of time and I highly suggest that you do, because many tickets sell out. Our park rangers were knowledgeable and kind, answering every... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Did the domes and dripstones tour. Ages 7-54 and we all enjoyed it. Tight spaces ,lots of stairs, cool but not cold, And plenty of slow moving to allow you to catch your breath. Beautiful and interesting.

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