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Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville

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Discover the underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, once a bomb shelter capable of housing nearly 50,000 people. Today, the cavern features the world's only underground zipline course that allows you to plunge off 20 m (70 ft) cliffs into a pit of darkness. If jumping into complete blackness isn't your thing, take a tram tour of the cavern's many passages. The tram stops at a large worm farm, where insects consume trash in order to produce fertilizer. Be sure to dress appropriately--the cavern is 30 m (100 ft) below the city, and temperatures rarely rise above 13 C (56 F). Using our custom trip planner, Louisville attractions like Louisville Mega Cavern can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had an awesome time on the zip line course and loved our tour guides Mackenzie and Derek! Would definitely come back to the attractions we didn't have time for.  more »
  • We were a little nervous, but Luke and Derek made us feel very comfortable and kept us laughing. We all had a great time.  more »
  • Great, great time. Had a blast and the experience was much more than expected. Highly recommend this unique experience. We will be back!  more »
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  • This was a fun experience. Trey and Luke were entertaining and engaging. I would have been disappointed with just 2-3 zips, but there were 5! That was pretty cool. It's not a cheap experience, but can be pretty fun. Wish they would have known more solid facts about the cavern, like distances/sizes/etc. They kept changing the lengths of the zips when asked by different group members. Again, not a crucial thing, just could be cool to actually know details about the cavern.
  • My husband and I visited the Mega Caverns and had such a nice time we returned the next day. The historical information and presentation on the Mega Tram was very interesting and well presented. The Mega Zips course was fun, exhilarating, and well worth the money. We will return in December to see the Holiday Lighting display. Everyone we encountered seemed to have enjoyed their experience.
  • Did mega quest yest with my wife and 8 year old son. Amazing experience! Check in was a bit confusing because they couldn't find our online reservations, but as soon as they got that squared away we were set. The man that got us started (believe his name was Cameron) was fantastic! Very friendly and helpful. The equipment was top notch. Very easy to use, even for our son, and extremely safe. Quite the work out. Some obstacles a good challenge. We were definitely sweating. Zips were very fun. Great time!
  • We had a GREAT time, there is something for everyone, of any age. With a party of 9 we all split up, 3 went Zip Lining, 3 on the Ropes and 3 took the Tram. Alicia and Trey were our guides on the Zip Line; they put safety first, both were informative on the history and make up of the cavern. I would highly recommend for Family fun.
  • Expensive, but totally worth it. Our zip tour was over two hours of fast and fun zipping. The heights were enough to make my palms sweat, but our tour guides Max and Ben took good care of us. They were funny like Disney Jungle Cruise guides. And they had minty fresh breath! This was one of the coolest experiences I've done with my son. I wish we had had something like it in Utah.

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Old Town has a number of atmospheric hotels close to the city’s main attractions, while hotels in the Highlands neighborhood offer proximity to the city’s most unusual bars, restaurants, and stores. Louisville’s collection of bed and breakfasts, generally farther from town, are a great way to experience some warm Kentucky hospitality. To save some money and enjoy the city’s scenic surroundings on a vacation in Louisville, consider one of Louisville’s campgrounds. The Jefferson Memorial Forest is just 24 km (15 mi) south of downtown.
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