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Louisville Mega Cavern, Louisville

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Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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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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  • Brought my mom for her birthday and we had an absolute blast! Thank you all for a great experience and memory. Our guides Kendall and Devin were especially awesome. Made us feel safe and gave us some....  more
    Brought my mom for her birthday and we had an absolute blast! Thank you all for a great experience and memory. Our guides Kendall and Devin were especially awesome. Made us feel safe and gave us some....  more »
  • The entire experience was so very unique and adventurous! While the excursion was safe, it was also scary in a very good way - got me out of my comfort zone and got the adrenaline flowing. It was the....  more
    The entire experience was so very unique and adventurous! While the excursion was safe, it was also scary in a very good way - got me out of my comfort zone and got the adrenaline flowing. It was the....  more »
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  • This adventure was the best idea, something different, and it did not disappoint. I registered, purchased tickets, and signed wavers all online and via digital delivery. It was so easy. I pulled up and drove around and found the location. There was not anyone else really around and even though there were signs I didn’t know what to do. I think those main tour doors needed to be construction orange or green with a big clear enter sign enter sign . There are lots of signs and info but needed to be a little more clear and simple.. After entering through the side and walking down a creepy hall, I walk into this massive room and there was the tram, and across the giant room was a town façade and waiting area. I made my way over and when walking into the underground welcome center was warmly greeting by seven or so staff. There was a gift shop, snack area, very nice restrooms, and an open indoor ropes course to the side. My tour was the first of the day of a Thursday so that was probably why there was no crowd to follow but it added to the adventure for me! The price was $21.94 and the tour lasted a little over an hour. It was awesome to see the inside and understanding the history and purpose of the cavern and it’s evolution. Shout out my tour guide Skeeter! He was the best! Great guide, extremely funny, and delivering an up beat, educational tour with a side of humor. I won’t give away all the history and stories so there will not be any real spoilers from the tour but I will say this was a great experience and so glad a booked the tram tour. It was definitely something different and fun to do.
  • Excellent tour with our tour guide Skeeter. Skeeter did a good job of providing us with laughs while also giving us the history of the caverns. My family and I chose the Tram tour since we have a small child. It is cool in the cavern but not cold. We were fine with a light jacket. It's not really a lot to see if you don't Zipline or do more of the exciting attractions. Kids might get a little bored on the tram. It is a huge place, I think about 17 miles and the tram is about 2 miles long. It's a unique experience and one I'd definitely say to give a try.

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