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Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Our family had the best time. I almost didn't go because I had a double knee replacement 10 months ago. Coy and Chloe helped me up and down platforms and encouraged me! It was a fantastic view and a t...  read more »
  • Took a group of 6 teenagers. They said it was "LIT!" and decided everyone needs to visit for their birthday celebrations. Justin and Cameron were excellent, funny and made us feel safe while we had fu...  read more »
  • This was a great zip line experience! Chloe and Cameron were fun and professional. Their humor and safety consciousness eased even those in our group with a fear of heights. The deep underground caver...  read more »
  • We had a group of 13 people and everyone had a great time. All of the staff were patient with a few of the people that had never zip lined before as well as those that had anxieties. Our guides Candra and Zack were ridiculously funny and put everyone at ease. I would definitely go again! And for those that are complaining about the cancellation policy, there might be reasons that we are not aware of that are behind that policy. It is not really any of our business (though exceptions in certain situations could be made). We just need to respect that it is what it is, and pay attention to what we are 'signing' (as with everything, READ THE FINE PRINT). While some of the comments refer to staff as being sympathetic, that is different and should be approached to the appropriate person in charge.
  • Had a great time! Wouldn't recommend zip lining any other way! Our tour guides Kolyn and Coy were the bee's knees, very attentive, encouraging and helpful! There was NEVER any time I felt they moved through instructions too fast, they never failed to make sure we were safely attached nor did they ever fail to catch us when coming for a landing. They kept the our group laughing and made sure we were all having fun! Totally recommend this place!
  • My daughter and I went there on 8/20/16 to ride our bikes. No signs about muddy conditions, the cashier said nothing about muddy conditions. We go back to the bike area and found the course muddy throughout the entire cavern. The only dry dirt were the dirt jumps and my 12 year daughter is far from being able to ride them. We were there 10 minutes, came out and asked to get a refund. They refused. So, this will be the last time I will spend my money there. Never mind that I volunteered many hours of personal time helping with the build. Allowing mega caverns to use my image for the sale of t-shirts, using my image on their advertisements.
  • I went on the riding tour through the salt mine. The location seems to be fairly shameless about their self promoting ("try our other great activities!" "Buy X from us!" etc.) and their prices are even more shameless for most things, but that being said I enjoyed my visit and would be happy to go again.
  • I have done the ziplining and the tram tour. The ziplining was a lot of fun. The tour guides were two college guys who were a lot of fun. You could tell they loved their jobs, and they made the experience that much more enjoyable. The tram tour was fun, too, but the Jeep that was pulling us broke down while we were in the part with the mannequins staging a cold war fallout shelter. It was pretty creepy, like the beginning of a horror movie, but I happen to love horror movies so it definitely added to the excitement. We just got up and walked around the exhibits in the very dimly lit cave. I would definitely go back.
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