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Snowball Tour

Cave Tour
3 hr. 00 min.


This tour route is seen on the first mile of the Grand Avenue Tour. Nearly 200 stairs are entered and then exited 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 their limitations. Evacuation from the cave to a hospital for medical attention could take several hours.
You may also bring your lunch.

Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Descend and ascend nearly 200 stairs at the Carmichael Entrance of Mammoth Cave, pass the craggy breakdown of the Rocky Mountains and enter gypsum encrusted Cleaveland Avenue. Purchase lunch from the parks concessionaire at the Snowball Dining Room.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 3 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

Know Before You Go

Tour Park Facility Operational Hours: Tours run every day except Christmas Day. Visitor Center closes early on Christmas Eve. Visitor Center tours may vary with season.




Restrooms available


All tours begin at 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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