Explore Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park offers tons of activities both above and below ground. 4000 years have passed since the first human entered Mammoth Cave’s labyrinth of interconnected caverns and passages. We know little about that first visitor but no one's questioning why they entered the cave in the first place because it's so obvious: sheer curiosity. One simply cannot help but want to explore the vast, fascinating world that exists below the lush, rolling hills of Kentucky’s Green River valley. Mammoth Cave National Park, located in south central Kentucky, is the world's longest known cave. With more than 400 miles of interconnected passages, if the world's next two longest caves were joined together, Mammoth Cave would still be the longer by more than 100 miles. Mammoth Cave National Park was established in 1941 to protect and study this incredible network of caves. Ongoing studies in the park show the region’s numerous ecosystems host a broad diversity of species, specialized and interconnected in ways more complex than ever imagined, due to the cave's unique environment. Because of the size of the cave, there are a wide variety of seasonal tours available - check here for more details: Mammoth Cave Tours and Activities. In addition to the attraction of the Mammoth Cave tours, the park’s 52,800 acres offer dozens of attractions and activities: hiking, horseback riding, biking, picnicking, and pleasure driving. The Green and Nolin Rivers cross through Mammoth Cave National Park, offering opportunities for boating, canoeing, and fishing.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Admission to the park is free and reservations, though not required, are recommended. Currently, reservations cannot be made the same day of a tour. Fees are charged for cave tours, camping, and selected picnic shelter reservations. More details here: www.nps.gov/maca/

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