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I didn’t like how the guide seemed to rush us. You couldn’t lag behind because while one person was turning the lights on ahead of the group another was turning them off behind us. I couldn’t get any good photos.
You could choose different tours. I forget which one we chose, but I HATED the entrance. It was soaking wet stairs with a cold, wet and slick metal handrail. The stupid stairs felt almost vertical and there was a pit (or something like it) fairly close the bottom
Very, very bad when you have a fear of heights. Other than that I loved it.
I have never been to Kentucky, and I would really like to. While I hope to go to Louisville, I really want to go to the Mammoth Caves. My favorite movie as a child was Tom Sawyer (the 1973 version, with Jodie Foster), and I have loved caves since then. Might as well see the biggest cave system in the world.over 5 years ago
We were not dissapointed, the caves are unbelievable. The guided tours were educational, the rooms at the hotel were a bit rustic, but then consider where you are visiting. The food at the restaurant was good and we our server was friendly and courteous. We walked on the trails and had a view of the Green River from up high on the trail, very serene, beautiful and green!!!over 6 years ago
I’ve been in quite a few caves; Mammoth Cave is HUGE. There are rooms as large as the Metrodome. When you visit, there are several distinct entry points and tours with various levels of access. Experienced cavers should go for the most challenging, I think. Better yet, hook up with a local spelunking group ahead of time and you can explore parts that are not open to the public through the National Park Service.over 6 years ago
I visited with a group I’m in and we went on a tour (not sure which). It was pretty cool inside and the lights went off whenever another tour group came in, much to my amusement as several people in the group would let out high pitched shrieks. In their defense we were going down slippery metal stairs. It was very beautiful inside and the area around the caves is very serene. Even with the gobbling of free-roaming turkeys.over 6 years ago