24 days in Cave City, Mammoth Cave National Park & Lost River Itinerary

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Cave City
— 11 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 5 nights
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Lost River
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Cave City — 11 nights

Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Kids will enjoy Dinosaur World and Onyx Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cave City: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (in Harrodsburg), Kentucky September 11th Memorial (in Radcliff) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Kentucky Action Park, admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, stop by Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum.

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New York City to Cave City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Cave City. In June in Cave City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 5 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Bring the kids along to Mammoth Cave and Cedar Sink Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Cave National Park side-trips: Moutardier Resort & Marina (in Leitchfield), Nolin Lake State Park (in Mammoth Cave) and Rough River State Park (in Falls of Rough). The adventure continues: hike along Fat Man's Misery, Head underground at Sand Cave, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and contemplate the long history of Bill Monroe's Home Place.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Mammoth Cave National Park is just a short distance from Cave City. July in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lost River.
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Lost River — 7 nights

Attractions like Bryce Resort and Lake Laura make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Lost River: Smoke Hole Caverns (in Seneca Rocks), Top Kick's Military Museum (in Petersburg) and Paugh's Orchard (in Quicksburg).

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You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lost River in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. July in Lost River sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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