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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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  • Love the Mega Caverns! Took the general tour of the caverns once and enjoyed the history of the caverns including how it used to be a shelter. Always go to the Christmas Lights Under Louisville and am...  more »
  • We live in Louisville but had never been to Light Under Louisville until a few years ago. Now we've made it an annual tradition. The lights are awesome and for us, there is a nice mix of secular and r...  more »
  • I will say that this was a super cool way to do zip lining. Zips were very long and very high and the cave made for a very different environment. Guides, Kyle and Chase, were friendly and very helpful...  more »
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  • This was The first time our family went zip lining. My husband is also am not a big fan of heights. That being said he and my daughter had a fantastic time. The guides Claire and J-Lee made it so fun for them. The instructions were easy to follow and they kept it fun and humorous. They made sure they were comfortable and didn't rush them. We would definitely go back and highly recommend going.
  • The "absolutely no refunds or changing of tour times" really got us. We're from out of state and were running 10 minutes behind. We were not able to change our tickets to any of the 66 open ticket spots later in the day. Although ultimately it was our fault, it would have been nice to have some understanding or at least compassion from the company. I thought it would have been a great experience to enjoy and to recommend to friends... But we won't know. At least they made some money. Hope everyone else had a better experience with this company! (I'm also looking forward to their copied and pasted response below detailing their return policy and how they clearly state their policy "when ordering over the phone or online" like the responses for the other similar reviews. Ugh, I feel for all the other humans out there who life interfered with their plans of getting to Megacave exactly on time.)
  • We did the zip line tour. It's 6 lines including their "bunny" training line. They are strung out through the more interesting portions of a former Limestone mine. It's a unique, relatively easy adventure. Candra and Savanna were great guides. Professional but fun. Look down while zip lining. Expect to get mud of your shoes and listen carefully to the instructions. The gag at the end was well done. Two cable bridges will be a bit unnerving for some because they wobble as you walk but they are extremely strong with plenty to hold on to. Pieces from a wall broke off while we were on a platform, an occasional occurrence they've planned for. But all that crackling and crashing rock sure got our attention! The highest effort level is equivalent to climbing two flights of stairs in a commercial building with maybe a mile of mildly hilly walking.
  • So im not completely sure, but from the photos this doesnt appear to be a cavern, but rather a man made cold storage or mine. You wont get the normal crystalization and water cones as a natural cavern. But the did ad a lot of fun features, and attractions. I just feel lile this might be misleading to some
  • A really interesting place to visit. Kids will love this place due to the zip lines, ropes course, and bike trails. It's an old quarry and its also has a tram tour. Prices are kind of steep so look for discounts before coming.