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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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A Big Hole in the Ground!

We completed 4 Mammoth Cave tours! 1. 3 hour, 3 mile Violet City Lantern Tour – It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A lot of hooplah for not much

They may be some of the longest caves in the world, but most of the passages are sheer rock rather... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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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
+1 270-758-2180
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We completed 4 Mammoth Cave tours! 1. 3 hour, 3 mile Violet City Lantern Tour – It was OK…problem was that you really couldn’t see much of the cave because of the lantern lighting. You spent most of your time looking down at the uneven...More

4  Thank HRTravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They may be some of the longest caves in the world, but most of the passages are sheer rock rather than fantastic rock formations. The Niagara Falls area has some stalactites and stalagmites; it was pretty enough, but a disappointingly short tour. The rangers did...More

Thank Kuruma135
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Historical tour and the Domes and Dripstones tour. Our guide for our first tour wasn't that great (stumbled over her words and wasn't able to answer a lot of questions), but it didn't really matter because the cave was so awesome. The...More

1  Thank Monica M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the accessible tour, and found it interesting. The tour gave us the history of the snowball room and the first people who explored and used the cave. There were only small gypsum flowers as far as formations. This is a tour that anyone...More

Thank grandma80401
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 3 days at the park and everything was wonderful. We took 3 different Cave tours and not one complaint from either of them. For the Cave tours be sure to make reservations ahead of time to ensure you can get a tour. Definitely go...More

1  Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at a nearby campground for 3 nights so we could really enjoy all aspects of this great national park. We took one day to ride our bikes from the park store into park city. This is a 11 mile ride...More

Thank kedkap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok for one time.Lots of tour option,National Park priced very reasonably. Take kids on short trip. Fast boring for them. Buffet good value, food OK. Tour guides the best working with a limited exhibit. No aweson features but only one in the area . Carlsbad...More

Thank guskonstantin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to take our kids to national parks and they enjoy caves, this one was not our favorite. Maybe we spoiled the experience by going to Carlsbad the year before, but we were disappointed with the Mammoth cave. We went on the domes and...More

Thank Sarahannelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is worth the drive and the visit. The wonders you see while on the tour are awe inspiring.

Thank Kbrovold
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Mammoth Cave before, but was traveling with a family member who hadn't. We were on a roadtrip, and it was a last-minute decision to come this way on our way home from N Carolina. At the hotel the night before, the...More

Thank Debra K
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Are there good roads for motorcycle touring?
22 June 2017|
Response from wewhynot | Reviewed this property |
Most of the roads I went on were fairly good roads. However, National Park roads have lower speed limits. I don't see any reason why you couldn't do a motorcycle tour of the park roads.
Barb S
we are planning to go thru violet city lantern tour, do we need to bring our own lanterns or do you supply them ?
17 June 2017|
Response from Taylor G | Reviewed this property |
We did not go on this tour, but I'm sure they supply the lanters. You can call them to make sure.
what are the closest hotels
12 June 2017|
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Response from Cyndy K | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Cave City. It was a new hotel. We were VERY pleased with it!