Guided tours are offered (1 hour in length) every day. This is a "wet cave" so the formations are still growing. We had a great guide with Chelsea - she was very informative, telling us how the cave was discovered in 1859, and it's history to the present day. There are many stairs, some of which are steep, but the path is paved concrete and there are handrails, so it is only a moderately difficult walking tour. The caverns are very beautiful (the photos don't do it justice - I don't know why I tried...), and we even saw some cave crickets - ewww! :-)
We had a BLAST with Mammoth Cave Adventures Zipline! There are six towers of varying lengths and inclines. Our two guides were great - very helpful and very funny. They handled all of the hook-ups, so all we had to do was ride. There is an on-site photographer who got some great photos of us, and was reasonably priced. So much fun - would love to go back and do it again!
There are many tours to choose from at Mammoth Cave, but we chose the easiest and most decorated part of the cave. It did feel a little short, but this was just one of many stops on our trip. If this is your prime destination, I recommend a longer tour.
Hey, why not call it Cave City, if you're going to be just a few minutes outside one of the biggest, most interesting cave complexes in the world? Mammoth has a number of great hiking trails, and some of the most memorable cave tours you'll ever see. While the tours have admission fees, the rest of the park is free, so if you want to just take a stroll through some beautiful forested area, nature is calling at this park. Please see my Mammoth Cave pages for details on some of the things to see!
Neat little theme park in Cave city.
Has a guntown theme with gun fights and old time salon shows, as well as a neat concert in the opera house. My girls loved this park and made me spend way to much money on feeding animals.
One of the worlds most unique and largest cave systems.
We did 2 of the easier tours as our girls are still young, but they loved the cave.
Hiked around above ground and looked thru the cavers cemetary and got a few geocaches while we were in the park.
I went to the Diamond Caverns on break while visiting Ft. Knox for business - they were definitely the highlight of my trip!
The tour guide was great telling stories about the cave wars and how people accessed the caves prior to installing the conveniant stair cases.
Then just down the street there was a tourist trap selling beautiful geodes for a reasonable price - perfect souvenir!
Probably the worst customer service on our vacation. We didn't take the tour, but we went to the gift shop.
You can't go wrong with $1 for entrance into the mystery house (many free coupons floating around). Git a picture with Big Mo, and shop in their huge gift shop.