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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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Fun to navigate

Fun part of mammoth caves to navigate through narrow foot way and sides of the pathway keep getting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
920digits
via mobile
Don't be put off, easy to navigate.

We had no trouble walking through this. A bit of a tight squeeze. They give funny names to things... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy S
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Walworth, Wisconsin
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tight squeeze” (16 reviews)
“historic tour” (70 reviews)
“walk sideways” (5 reviews)
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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+1 270-758-2180
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun part of mammoth caves to navigate through narrow foot way and sides of the pathway keep getting taller and taller.

Thank 920digits
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had no trouble walking through this. A bit of a tight squeeze. They give funny names to things in cave, don't they. Just walk through.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 6’3” and weigh about 240. During this portion i made it through easily. The hardest part was the “width” it was my height! Had to duck a bit. But that is what made it so fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, so I want to start this by saying that I alllllmost didn’t go on the Historic tour just because I feared that I wouldn’t fit through this. And the reviews I read gave me mixed feelings. So, to hopefully help someone like me out,...More

3  Thank JD78travels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is on the historic tour. It is a tight squeeze but only for a short time. If you are anxious, ask to be in the front near your guide

Thank shashi21
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great part of the tour. Unless you take one of the longer tours, this is your best chance to experience the close quarters within the cave.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went through this area on the Historical tour. Watch your head! You have to deal with all sorts of twists, turns, low ceiling and limited foot space. We had a blast. A few people had plenty of whine to go with their cheese. :)...More

1  Thank George M H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right at the beginning of Fat Man's Misery, my hip bones hit rocks and I had no choice but to turn sideways to even begin my journey. I'm nowhere near the size of a fat man, and I could not imagine trying to get through...More

Thank Alicia L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went through here in the middle of the Historical Tour of Mammoth Cave. It's 100 yards (or maybe just 100 feet that feels like 100 yards) of a narrow passage in the cave. About 15 minutes of that 2 hour tour. Tight from about 3'...More

Thank littlegreenapples
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I went on Historic tour yesterday with my teenage boys 18 and 13. Fat Mans misery was a highlight of the Historic tour for us. Winding through a tight tunnel definitely makes for a different cave experience that you need to try once in your...More

4  Thank Elizabeth D
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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
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