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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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wonderful tour

really enjoyed this tour. The way the water carved out those features. Lots of history lessons... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Todd G
Omaha, Nebraska
At Least I Didn't Get Stuck!

As a fat woman, I was a bit hesitant about this stretch of the cave. You do have to walk sideways... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy F
Fremont, Michigan
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really enjoyed this tour. The way the water carved out those features. Lots of history lessons about the area during the early wars. This is a must if your in the area. Nice large rooms, its a long way back in there but it doesn't...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a fat woman, I was a bit hesitant about this stretch of the cave. You do have to walk sideways and ducked down, but as long as the line moves alone, it wasn't too bad. I did start to feel a bit claustrophobic once...More

1  Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's on one of the two excursions took at the park. The park is not to describe. You need to go see for yourself

Thank Victoria Q
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fat Man's Misery was a fun part of the Historic Cave tour. There are places where your tour group goes through in single file and must maneuver carefully some of the nearby cave formations.

Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's hard work. The path is about a foot wide, with uneven flooring. You have to walk sideways to get through the serpentine pathway. Lead with your left hip, then lead with your right. It's a real feeling of accomplishment when you're through it!

Thank bet429
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Was very fun but plan on being nimble on your feet. I am a large guy but was able to get through with minimum problems.

Thank bigdawgtraveler
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I am 6'4 245 pounds and although tight it was not too much...my kids favorite part of the Historic Tour

1  Thank 341sean
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was part of the "Historic tour", these were fun passages in the cave. Yes, if you are well over-weight then it may be a challenge, but most people manage to squeeze and pass through these small passages in the cave. This added a sense...More

Thank aditi108
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is just a small section of a tour in Mammoth Cave. Unless you are hugely overweight, you will fit through. Large men did not have any problem getting through. The rest of the tour is spectacular, and this section is fun to snake through.

Thank markls24
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I thought Fat Man's Misery was the best section of the two-mile, two-hour-long Historic Tour. Carved from water, this section has a low ceiling and a narrow opening. It wends and winds, and you'll need to crouch, but I think it's fun. I love caves...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
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Lori W
5 July 2015|
Response from Sherri S |
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