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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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very narrow passage. You'd better shed some weigh before you attemp it

It's on one of the two excursions took at the park. The park is not to describe. You need to go see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Victoria Q
Squeeze Play

Fat Man's Misery was a fun part of the Historic Cave tour. There are places where your tour group... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's on one of the two excursions took at the park. The park is not to describe. You need to go see for yourself

Thank Victoria Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fat Man's Misery was a fun part of the Historic Cave tour. There are places where your tour group goes through in single file and must maneuver carefully some of the nearby cave formations.

Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard work. The path is about a foot wide, with uneven flooring. You have to walk sideways to get through the serpentine pathway. Lead with your left hip, then lead with your right. It's a real feeling of accomplishment when you're through it!

Thank bet429
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very fun but plan on being nimble on your feet. I am a large guy but was able to get through with minimum problems.

Thank bigdawgtraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am 6'4 245 pounds and although tight it was not too much...my kids favorite part of the Historic Tour

1  Thank 341sean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was part of the "Historic tour", these were fun passages in the cave. Yes, if you are well over-weight then it may be a challenge, but most people manage to squeeze and pass through these small passages in the cave. This added a sense...More

Thank aditi108
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is just a small section of a tour in Mammoth Cave. Unless you are hugely overweight, you will fit through. Large men did not have any problem getting through. The rest of the tour is spectacular, and this section is fun to snake through.

Thank markls24
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I thought Fat Man's Misery was the best section of the two-mile, two-hour-long Historic Tour. Carved from water, this section has a low ceiling and a narrow opening. It wends and winds, and you'll need to crouch, but I think it's fun. I love caves...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 27 June 2017

It was definitely a tight squeeze through here, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. I had to suck it in a bit, but there is room to maneuver for larger visitors.

Thank Leniece L
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Part of the Historic Tour, this was the most interesting part of the tour. The park service had just put in paved wide walkways for many sections of the 2 hour tour yet this was fun ducking and squeezing thru this section.

Thank Gwen W
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Lori W
4 July 2015|
Response from Sherri S |
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