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Mammoth Cave National Park

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Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259
Phone Number: (270) 758-2180
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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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My first visit in 1954

The first visit to Mammoth Cave was in 1954 (I was 5 yo) Went with my family. I was amazed as how Mother Nature could do the "stalagmites" and "stalactites". Walking around and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first visit to Mammoth Cave was in 1954 (I was 5 yo) Went with my family. I was amazed as how Mother Nature could do the "stalagmites" and "stalactites". Walking around and when the ranger turned the lights off and you think how to get out when 5. I took my wife and 2 daughters back when in 1995... More 

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the Domes and dripstones tour. The cave is a dry cave, so you will not see stalactites and stalagmites until you reach the Frozen Niagra at the end of the tour. Be sure to bring good walking shoes; there are lots of steps and will also be some fairly steep inclines. Very interesting place to see God's... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been there twice and done difference tours and have loved them so much! Not only are the tours very affordable, but they are unique and fun - we can't wait to go back. Be sure to make reservations though and that they are on central time!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see God's magnificent handy work and clear your mind of the everyday crazy world. Great place for photography, family connect time or a romantic troll with your significant other. Highly recommend stopping and visiting. They have some cabins onsite that I might take up for a weekend.

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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a total of 406 steps up and 5 down to get to the Drapery Room (my husband decided to count them!). To go inside the Drapery Room, it was 49 steps each way. Then there were five more steps down and quite a few ramps up to the exit where a bus was waiting to take us back... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First: make reservations through the national park website. I forgot and was almost out if luck. Thankfully I should up before they opened to be the first one there looking for first come/first serve tickets. They had added two more tours! My kids and I were thrilled. Second: we went on the Domes and Drips tones tour with Ranger Jamie.... More 

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Lower Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful visitor center with great demos. Took the Domes tour and had great guides. Moderately strenuous but if you can do stairs in an apartment building you will have no problem with this tour and it is well worth it. Get a senior passport if you qualify--it will work nationwide

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love to visit national parks so drove a bit out of our way to make sure to see Mammoth Cave. The caves are huge!! We did the domes and dripstones tour, which was really cool. Definitely unique. Our guide Kevin was hilarious too and made it so much better! Took us like 3 hours to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a nice 4 day weekend in Cave City, and the Caves were amazing! I will defiantly come back and explore more of them! The hiking trails around the park is pet friendly, so you can take the mutts for a walk, tire them out, take them back to the hotel and go enjoy the old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's awesome. The caves are impressive and the nicking trails are beautiful. The park is pet friendly so you can bring the kids and take them for walks! They'll love it. Plenty of photo worthy sites and scenic overlooks.

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