It's nearly impossible to step into the underground cavern that is Mammoth Cave National Park
without feeling an unbridled sense of awe. Imagine yourself standing amidst the stalactites, stalagmites, travertine dams and other geologic wonders in the world's longest cave system. At a staggering 53,000 acres, Mammoth Cave National Park features over 4,000 known passages and more than 400 mapped trails. In the cool world of Kentucky's underground, there is an experience for everyone. Thrill-seekers can venture underground without a lantern, or do their best to squeeze into places like Fatman's Misery or the Bottomless Pit. Those new to caving definitely should not miss the Frozen Niagara Cave Tour
. There are also interesting themed walks
through Mammoth Cave National Park featuring topics like slavery and the Civil War.
The adventures at Mammoth Cave National Park don't stop below ground. Above ground, visitors will find 70 miles of trails across lush tree covered ridges and valley floors. Drifting along the Green River is also a beautiful and rewarding thing to do. There are also a variety of themed walks above ground for those seeking a deeper understanding of this beautiful Kentucky park. Reservations
aren't required in the park, but to ensure maximum enjoyment they are certainly recommended.