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Domes and Dripstones

Cave Tour
2 hr. 00 min.


The entire Frozen Niagara and Focus on Frozen Niagara tour routes are seen on this tour.

The entire Domes and Dripstone route is seen on the Grand Avenue Tour except for the near 280 stairs at the entrance through the vertical shafts.

There are hundreds of stairs on this tour.

Ticket ages: Youth - ages 6 - 12 (children 5 & under are free and do not require a ticket), Adult - ages 13 & over, Interagency Senior - 62 & over, Interagency Access - no age requirement. Interagency Annual Pass is NOT accepted for cave tours.

Any youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older, on all tours.

Will Call pickup: 30 minutes prior to tour time.

Visitors with known heart or respiratory problems, poor circulation or difficulty walking long distances and negotiating stairs, should carefully consider thier limitations. Evacuation from the cave to a hospital for medical attention could take several hours.

If you have a fear of heights or suffer from claustrophobia, this tour is not the best choice for you. Please read tour descriptions carefully when making your selection.

Ticket Availability


Tour Description

This trip begins with a bus ride over the top of the cave to the Domes and Dripstones. Discovered in the 1920's it opened a whole new opportunity for visitors to see Mammoth Cave.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: .75 miles
  • Number of Steps: 500
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

Know Before You Go

This trip will have an elevation change of 250 feet and you will descend and climb a total of 500 steps.


Not accessible.


No restrooms.


All tours depart from the Visitor Center.

Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.
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