A visit to Mega Cavern in Louisville, Kentucky was on my adventure list and I was SO EXCITED that we were able to cross off a visit during the final days in December.
Mega Cavern is located just 5 miles from downtown Louisville and is located on a dead end road near a commercial park. You would never know it was there.
Mega Cavern also offers a variety of attractions for visitors that are all UNDERGROUND! There is a “Mega Zips” zip line course, “Mega Tram” tour, “Lights Under Louisville” Christmas light display and their newest underground attraction “Mega Quest” which is a ropes challenge course.
Upon arrival, you travel through a door that takes you down a hallway and then across the path for Lights Under Louisville.
The space that Mega Quest is in can also be rented out for special events.
You start your adventure with a safety instructions and demos for how to use the equipment. The gear is set up in a way that makes you always have your harness attached to the line. Guests practice for a few minutes to make sure they feel comfortable before starting the course.
Each person gets a helmet with a miner’s helmet light, two heavy duty lanyards with safety clips, full body harness and trolley system. Your equipment is checked before you begin and there are plenty of staff nearby if you have any questions or need anything while on the course.
There are 76 challenging elements which means that you will never get bored on this course. You really can choose your own adventure!
I love that rope challenge courses help build confidence. Each time you overcome a challenging task, you are more prepared to take on a new one.
I witnessed my kids face their fears on several that day.
I loved that the course had a great mix of easy and challenging obstacles. There were several that keep me on my toes and a few that almost made me do the splits but I really enjoyed the challenge. The course is also a great workout!
If you are not comfortable with heights, there is also a low course that also has a variety of easy to challenging obstacles.
We finished out our final minutes by taking the zip line to complete our course.
This course was so much FUN and the time flew by! Don’t just watch your kids on this one! This is definitely one to join them on!
You won’t regret it!
Here are a few details you need to know before you go.
*Dress in layers. It gets warm really quick as you take on the challenges. I would also recommend yoga or running pants for the most comfort.
- No flip flops or open heeled shoes.
- Participants are required to sign a waiver. Anyone under 18 years of age must have parent approval and/or other responsible adult to sign on behalf of a minor.
- Ticket purchase reserves three hours on the course per person.
- Minimum age is 5 years old
- Reservations are recommended but are not required.
- Recommended tips for guides are 15-20%
- Each participant must be able to reach a height of 50 inches with outstretched arms to connect to the elements.
- There are group rates for 12 or more in a party. Call for pricing.
*Prices range from $29- $39 per person depending on the size of your group, age and day of your climb.
You can get more information about Mega Quest at Mega Cavern from their website.
MEGA QUEST is located at 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213
Disclosure: I was given complimentary passes for review purposes as part of my media trip with Go to Louisville CVB. All opinions are my own.