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Fat Man's Misery

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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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 2 days ago
New York City, New York
The name says it all!

This is a challenging section of the cave where you have to squeeze through a winding trench of... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Joel M
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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)
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
+1 270-758-2180
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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
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.

1  Thank lordgarner
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
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
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
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
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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