Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, Cave City

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  • August 10, 2017
    This is a great spot for people who are interested in nature, history, and beautiful site seeing and hiking. My young kids loved and were fascinated by the cave! I am so glad we stopped.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    This National Park and the Mammoth Caves were outstanding. we took two tours (historic tour and domes and dripstones) both were amazing. Far surpassed our expectations. A must see if in the area.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    This place is so well done...a pleasant surprise....very kitsch but someone spent many hours creating beautiful displays and easy to read descriptions...it is a hidden gem for sure....tons of animals ...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    If you like Bass Pro Shops or Cabela's for the taxidermy, you'll absolutely adore this place. Aside from Mammoth Cave's self-guided tour, this was the best time we had as a family on the entire trip to Cave City. Economically priced. More animals than most zoos, guaranteed. And it's air conditioned! Taxidermy was very well done, and most of the exhibits, 30 years later, are still holding up quite nicely. Our most enjoyment was staring at the animals behind the glass, in awe of their sheer size and taking TONS of photographs. The gift shop was huge, had a lot of items to choose from for the collector... super cute t-shirts for kids. For a 30-minute tour, we spent around 1.5 hours here, going at our own pace. Wonderful experience!
  • July 4, 2017
    Much bigger than it looks. Took about an hour to go through. Kids loved it. Great way to pass time before a cave tour
  • July 8, 2017
    What a great little find. This was not listed in our hotel guide, we just happened to go out driving and found it by chance. No live animals but a very large and interesting collection of different animal and insect species.
  • July 9, 2017
    Really amazing museum, and likely has been since the last update a decade or two ago. Neat place to take kids, but it shows its age.
  • June 7, 2017
    My 3 kids 10,8,3 year olds loved it. It was alof bigger than I thought it would be well worth the money it was 30 for 2 adults and 3 kids.

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Aside from theme hotels, such as the Wigwam Village Motel, there are also economy lodgings. Because the town was designed as a resort area, there are a large number of hotels relative to the town's population. Many of these accept walk-in guests.
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