Historic Diamond Caverns38 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1900 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Park City, KY 42160, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2707492233
- Tags: Cave, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Discovered on July 14, 1859, Diamond Caverns have become a popular tourist destination since then. The cave is mainly made up of Limestone, which was formed ages ago during the late Mississippian Period during which, most of the city was under a shallow warm sea. There are also large deposits of Calcite, which is very similar to limestone. Furthermore, several other formations occupy the cave, including Stalactite, Columns, Drapery/Bacon Strip, Flowstone, Soda Straws, and Cave Pearl. The cavern has over 350 steps, and the ascent is quite strenuous. It is advisable to wear proper footwear for this. The guides here are warm and knowledgeable, and make the entire tour a fun-filled experience.
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Historic Diamond Caverns Reviews & Ratings
On Wednesday my boyfriend & I toured Mammoth Cave & Diamond Caverns. Diamond Caverns is gorgeous; the formations are beautiful and everywhere not just in one section. It is a wet cave with some narrow passages, a lot of history and beautiful things to see. Even though it is marked as strenuous it isn't as difficult as Mammoth Cave's "moderate" tours. Fewer steps, and a smaller crowd. The tour will take about an hour, but you can use flash photography if you wish. They just ask to not record audio or video. If I had to go back to Mammoth Cave or Diamond Caverns, I'd pick Diamond Caverns hands down!! Mammoth Cave is popular because it is a national park, not because there's a lot of stalagmites, stalactites or flowstones. All of that is in Diamond Caverns, everywhere you look - literally. As well as cave ribbons, and "cave popcorn." The tour guide we had was awesome and very knowledgeable.
It was my first cave tour and I thought it was pretty cool. Our tour guide was a little quirky but very friendly and upbeat. She was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Was something perfect to do on a rainy day!
There are MANY steps down into this cave. I wold not recommend it to anyone with small children or walking difficulties. We enjoyed several spaces with pretty standard formations. There are several sliced and polished formations that you can touch which was a cave first for us. It was a good break from the hot weather. A bit overpriced considering Mammoth Caves is just down the road.
Beautiful caves. Active formations of stalagmites and stalactites. Its a wet cave. Tour is an hour long, starts every hour, costs $20. The caves are privately owned but owners care for the preservation of the caves. Our tour guide Kaylin was very informative, cheerful and accommodating. Highly recommended tour.
This place is pretty cool, not my favorite. Our guide was quirky and pleasant, very informative! I feel like ticket prices are a little high in comparison to others. And their gift shop is not a place where there is "something for everyone" because of the prices as well. Overall I recommend stopping here if you want to skip going to Mammoth!