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). For Louisville Mega Cavern and beyond, use our Louisville planner to get the most from your Louisville vacation.
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  • This was our first trip to the Mega Caverns. I’m super scared of heights and was afraid it would be terrible but I had a blast. Our guides Mack and Derek were awesome!! They were patient and funny and...  more »
  • Came to try the Mega Caverns Zip Lining for my girlfriends birthday and McDanny and Max made it a great experience. They were laid back and fun but also very knowledgeable of the cavern and very profe...  more »
  • My husband and I went Saturday to the Mega Zips. We had so much fun! Our guides, Chase and Trey, were very knowledgeable, friendly, and made everyone feel at ease by keeping everyone safe and entertai...  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I decided to visit the Mega Cavern after we saw all the billboards during our road trip. The idea of underground zip-lining was too tempting to pass up! I was a little hesitant with the pricing (about $95 per person plus tax), but I decided we should go for it because it’s such a unique experience. We are SO happy we did! We ended up being the only people on our zip-lining tour with Mike and Jay as our guides. It. Was. AWESOME. Zipping away underground was a ridiculously cool thing to do, but Mike and Jay are what made the tour so much fun! They were incredibly funny with their jokes and comments and wonderful with explaining everything to us and making us feel safe and comfortable. We were even given recommendations on where to eat in Louisville! You can tell they genuinely enjoy what they do, and they’re really good at it. We would go back specifically just to have those two as our guides again. Next time we’re traveling that way from northern Illinois again, we’ll be sure to stop in to enjoy more of what the Mega Cavern has to offer!
  • I brought my 15 year old son for the bike park. He enjoyed it so much we went back after our zip tour until he broke a part on his bike. We had a lot of fun at both attractions. Our tour guides Rachel and Evan were great! They made us feel safe at all times. There were a couple younger girls in our group and Rachel and Evan were very encouraging. Everyone in our group did great because of them. We will definitely be back!
  • Took my family to Mega Caverns this week and had an absolute blast! Our guides Max and Justin were awesome. My daughter is 12 and my Son is 15 and they both were smiles the whole day. I loved all the pictures our guides took for us. It's a really nice way to capture the day..The guides were so knowledgeable and we felt very safe. Having never done this before we were all very nervous. Max and Justin put us right at ease. Be sure to bring a little cash. These guides are all so nice you might want to slide them a little extra. Not to be tacky talking about tips but, it's always nice to be prepared. I don't normally carry cash so I was glad I had some. This was a great experience.
  • Visiting from Florida. I really enjoyed our tour in the Mega Tram, the guide kept us engaged with very interesting facts and jokes. Very friendly staff. My kids, ages 16 and 11 loved the Mega Quest! They gave us 3 hours to spend in the Quest area, we spent about 2 hours before we got hungry and left to eat. That's the only thing missing there, food! They sell chips, sodas and candy but that can only hold you for so long. The weather feels very comfortable and cozy in the Quest area, once you step out to the Tram tour is very chilly, bring a jacket. Overall it's still a 5 stars for me.
  • We did the electronic bike tour with Tour Guide Rachel. I was a little unsure at first because it had been a long time since I had been on a bike. But, it was so easy to get the hang of. We had a great time!!! The cave is amazing and Rachel was the best! She was very knowledgeable and personable. Can't wait to go back for the zip lines!
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