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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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It helps to be fit

The kids love this part of the tour- long, winding and skinny wavy passages. I couldn't stop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda P
Fun and yes, its pretty tight

Fun and awesome...had a lot of laughs going through this. Just watch your step and make sure you... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
HikerNova
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A narrow passageway inside Mammoth Cave.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tight squeeze” (15 reviews)
“historic tour” (69 reviews)
“walk sideways” (5 reviews)
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Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The kids love this part of the tour- long, winding and skinny wavy passages. I couldn't stop grinning but I'm not a two hundred pound, 6 foot two person.

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun and awesome...had a lot of laughs going through this. Just watch your step and make sure you listen to the rangers guidance.

Thank HikerNova
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a challenging section of the cave where you have to squeeze through a winding trench of rock. The ceiling is also low in spots. It was very exciting.

Thank Joel M
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

One of the features of the trip through Mammoth cave is a winding, twisting part that requires you to travel sideways and can be a little slippy so be very careful.

2  Thank lordgarner
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

As a kid coming here I remembered this as being very difficult to navigate thru. It is still a tough place to go thru, but very doable - unless you are very tall like me, or very big. I saw a young man with a...More

Thank showstang
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

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

2  Thank Kathy F
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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
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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.

1  Thank Budrock9
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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
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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
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