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Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.

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Pretty narrow, but we all made it!

We went through Fat Man's Misery on the Historical Tour at Mammoth Caves NP. My husband is 6"2 and 300lbs. He was a teensy bit worried, but he fit :) I'd recommend the Historical... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went through Fat Man's Misery on the Historical Tour at Mammoth Caves NP. My husband is 6"2 and 300lbs. He was a teensy bit worried, but he fit :) I'd recommend the Historical Tour. We took 3 kids, the littlest just 5, and everyone had a blast!

Thank randolphclan
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Check ahead because Fat Man's Misery is part of the Historic Cave Tour which is closed for walkway improvements until May of 2017. But, there are other excellent cave tours to be taken, so don't skip Mammoth Cave NP. You can view parts of the Historic Tour that remain open by taking the a $5 Self-Guided tour through the Historic... More 

3 Thank Gabe10101
Hannover, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

An awesome cave! Excellent guides (Park Rangers) take you through a very interesting place. We loved the trip as a family. The temperature in the cave is around 16° Celsius. You better take a Jacket along. For photos you will need a tripod.

2 Thank HTTonlineN
Coral Springs, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is a tight squeeze in Mammoth passage tour but you can make it thru. This well mapped and guided section is tight but all can make it thru the squeeze section.

3 Thank ICU1274
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675 reviews
341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 821 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It's a configuration. This isn't really a review by itself, it's part of a tour. Definitely do this!

2 Thank nabenom
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

An interesting part of the historic tour - was a little tight but not too bad. Most of the tour had wide walkways so this part added some variety and made it feel more like a smaller cave.

1 Thank 72chev_5
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is on the Historic Tour and is interesting but not challenging. I am 6'1" and heavy set. Sure I had to turn sideways and duck but the "squeeze" did not force me to touch the walls. Close but not tight. No worries. The stones are damp and worn smooth from the thousands of visitors rubbing their hands on the... More 

2 Thank Knox10SC
Locust Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We took the HIstoric Tour of Mammoth Cave. It was interesting. This part was great because it was narrow and low so the challenge was getting through the cave. At many points you wondered how you or anyone else was going to get through. Thank goodness the stone was smooth from all the people before you and helped you glide... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Fat Mans Misery is one of the really fun parts of the cave. You will simply love the challenge of getting thru it. It's a most excellent conversation event after the tour and very memorable.

1 Thank Rich K
Mitchell, Indiana
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

While on your tour of Mammoth Cave, make sure to take the "Historic" tour so you can try to ease your way through "Fat Man's Misery." This was so much fun! It's not as horrible as it sounds, just fun! It's interesting how many different ways you have to twist and turn your body to make it through this portion... More 

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