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Grand Avenue Tour

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 877-444-6777
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Great Hike, Great Ranger,

With teenage boys in tow, this trip was a little long, but otherwise a great experience. This lies... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MaddieClaire
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Annapolis, Maryland
Great for seeing different geologic areas of the cave

This was a really interesting tour, and the distance tended to weed out a lot of the people who had... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Tara M
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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"four hours"
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"stalagmite formations"
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"hiking shoes"
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"comprehensive overview"
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"bang for your buck"
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"snowball room"
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"running shoes"
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"frozen niagara"
in 8 reviews
"hour walk"
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"in great shape"
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"dry cave"
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"bring water"
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"wear good shoes"
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"mammoth cave"
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"no problem"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With teenage boys in tow, this trip was a little long, but otherwise a great experience. This lies on the longer end of tours offered at Mammoth, but doesn't include the legitimate caving element that the Wild Cave tour offers. It does however show off...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was a really interesting tour, and the distance tended to weed out a lot of the people who had no clue that a cave has uneven floors and dim lighting. Ranger Chris was a great tour guide! The tour is 4 miles long with...More

2  Thank Tara M
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I like going for a long hike, so I honestly enjoyed this whole tour. However, there were definitely long stretches of it where you were just walking through the cave, not really hearing anything from the tour guide. We brought our 10-year-old and seven-year-old sons...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a four-hour tour. However, there is not four hours of walking; it is probably more like three. On this tour you will see most of the highlights that average people see, including the Frozen Niagara Tour. There are stops for photos, but it...More

Thank tomsaint11
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great tour, but you should know what you are choosing and make sure you don't pick the wrong tour like most of the folks who gave negative reviews. THIS TOUR IS NOT FOR YOU IF you are the typical cave tourist who...More

4  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the hike, the ranger was friendly & knowledgeable. There were cool things to see along the way and the very end had some amazing formations. I would do it again. All the details we couldn’t really find on the website and/or found conflicting...More

Thank Zan W
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We had one day at the park, and chose this tour for its all- encompassing feel. It didn’t disappoint. We saw bats, rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites, 150 yr old smoke writing, vast caverns and winding passageways. Our guide was a 5th generation tour guide...More

Thank raybay18
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Ranger Eric was a fantastic guide on the Grand Avenue tour. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. This tour covered a little bit of everything and was a fairly easy walk. Highly recommended.

Thank Dana K
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The tour is quick paced with breaks along the way. It reminds me more of a hike, than tour, with uneven terrain, wonderful scenery but the guides do stop and offer history lessons along the way. Our group did string out after a while due...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This "tour" is really a 4 mile hike. Really beautiful and different, but if you are expecting a "Carlsbad" experience, do not complain later on TripAdvisor......so glad that we did this hike.....but it is strenuous, so bring water.

Thank Nichole74
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Jennifer S
10 July 2018|
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Response from Tara M | Reviewed this property |
No lunch stop. There are 2 brief bathroom stops. They ask that you don't bring food or beverages other than bottled water into the cave. Most people snacked before and after.
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Krystal M
16 August 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
The signatures are also on the grand avenue tour. I don't think you see the ones I think you are asking about on the historic tour.
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