©

Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered. Spelunkers have explored over 644 km (400 mi) of passageways and periodically add to this total. Tours bring visitors into the massive chambers, rooms with stalactites that resemble a waterfall, and passageways where humans left signatures with candles up to 200 years ago. Electric lights illuminate many areas, but tours by paraffin lamp and guided visits into undeveloped areas of the caves present a new way to explore them. This park, however, isn't just about the caves; the hilly terrain and rivers above offer hiking, biking, horseback riding, paddling, and fishing. Situated between the cities of Nashville and Louisville, the park is easily accessible by car. Our United States online vacation planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Mammoth Cave National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Mammoth Cave National Park

You have a couple of options for spending the night in Mammoth Caves National Park. First, you may opt to camp at one of the three campgrounds or about a dozen backcountry sites. The campgrounds are developed, providing toilets, grills, and drinking water. The second option involves bedding down at one of the two motels by the cave's entrance. If you prefer to have restaurants and various services close by, choose one of the economy motels in the aptly named Cave City just east of the park.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Mammoth Cave National Park

6 days in Mammoth Cave National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mammoth Cave National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans