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Mammoth Onyx Cave

3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
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We couldn't go ziplining, so we went to the Down Under and we were thrilled

This cave is awesome. We went to Mammoth Cave prior to this cave and this one impressed us the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
stietzgoats02
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Argyle, Wisconsin
Great cave

For me this was better than Mammoth Cave. The guide was more knowledgeable and set a pace that was... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
V2446WNrobertg
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Niceville, Florida
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“tight spots” (4 reviews)
“tennis shoes” (3 reviews)
“short tour” (4 reviews)
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3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This cave is awesome. We went to Mammoth Cave prior to this cave and this one impressed us the most. It seemed to have more activity. We very much loved being able to pet kangaroos and having birds eat out of our hands. So glad...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

For me this was better than Mammoth Cave. The guide was more knowledgeable and set a pace that was much better for viewing the cave.

Thank V2446WNrobertg
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The guide was so knowledgeable and interesting, keeping our kids attention throughout the whole tour

Thank Shannon C
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is the cave located within Kentucky Down Under - it is a short 20-30 minute walk through a pretty but typical cave with nice formations and a little fun history. The guides are very good. Do not recommend taking children under 6 or 7...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

To bad it was a short tour....could have spent more time here! Great combo with the Kentucky Down Under Adventure!

Thank annerb21
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We spend the weekend touring all the caves EXCEPT Mammoth, which we had done previously. This one is so cool. It's tall and skinny, with lots of stairs. I'm relatively afraid of heights, but I had no problem with this one. Missy, our tour guide,...More

Thank Terri C
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stuck at the truck stop across the street for a day and walked across the street. Very interesting, great animals, very cool cave tour.. extremely friendly and helpful staff.. Single adult here and I thoroughly enjoyed it.. the kids in the park were having a...More

Thank BlimpGuy14
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Only one flag saying "open" caught our eye upon leaving the dinosaur park. Small little rock shop, led to a doorway which led to the cave tour. Quirky, quiet tour guide with unusually overbearring eye-contact, led the tour. It was just okay, a little dangerous...More

Thank NCMomma_11
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This cave was included in the admission price of Kentucky Down Under, so of course we went while we were there. The cave itself if pretty neat but very wet. If you're wearing sandals or anything other than tennis shoes or boots be prepared for...More

Thank Kilbery
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went there at last minute and was very pleasantly surprised. Wonderful guide and wet cave, so lots of beautiful formations.

Thank Mary M
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