Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park

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Winding through the ground for nearly 652 km (405 mi), the World Heritage Site Mammoth Cave National Park claims the title, by a significant margin, of longest cave system on the planet. You won’t be the only one surveying the cave. Exploration continues constantly, so the official length of the system continues to grow with the discovery of new passageways, tunnels, and caverns. In addition to thousands of bats, the subterranean labyrinth possesses a nearly 6,000-year history of humans, beginning with pre-Columbian natives of the region. The National Park Service runs multiple versions of its cave tours of varying length, which can take you on popular paths or on more adventurous routes that require some tight squeezes and nimbleness. Watch for geological mineral and rock formations scattered throughout the cave. Put Mammoth Cave National Park and other Mammoth Cave National Park attractions into our Mammoth Cave National Park vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This was our second visit to Mammoth Cave and the first one with a child. We took the Frozen Niagara tour which lasts only an hour and doesn't go very far or too deep underground, but is perfect for l...  more »
  • WOW!! We didn't even realize Mammoth Cave was on the route as we headed south from Ohio to Florida and decided to take an extra day to take the tour on our way back home. We're SO glad we did!! We inv...  more »
  • We arrived actually early to Mammoth Cave because we did not think about it, but it is Central Time over there so be sure you know. Worked out great though. The tour schedule unfortunately in the wint...  more »
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  • Wow is all I can't say. My kids had Blast on our tour. The caves are a piece of master work! Our rangers where so nice and knowledgeable about the caves history and geographical reasons as to why the caves ever happened why they are still discovering new spots. They knew all kinds of fun facts that my kids loved! It was so worth the time and money spent. I will go back again and again. So much to see. The gift shop staff was so good with my kids and helping them get their passports stamped. The prices where reasonable on there items. Bathrooms were clean as we're the buses. If one down side was there was no hand sanitizing station as you come off the bus as get your shoes cleaned. But there was a restroom so we cleaned them there. Go you will live it make memories
  • Great experience, at least if you like caves. The tour we took was great, the rangers friendly, and the welcome center excellent. We enjoyed hiking some of the trails in the park and found them in excellent condition.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Mammoth Cave. It was very informative and visually appealing. As has been mentioned in other reviews, research the various tours and purchase tickets in advance. This will save you some potential difficulty, especially during prime tourist season. There are a variety of tours available for folks of nearly every level of physical ability.
  • There are a number of David ventures you can take in this national park unfortunately we had limited time and was only able to take in one case which was fun. Highly recommend this for anyone who likes to go underground
  • Visiting Mammoth Cave was one of my favorite childhood memories. Going back as an adult, there is still the wonderful allure of this magnificent national park. In the summer there are bike riding trails, hiking, camping, caving and so much more to explore. It is a wonderful family destination with so many different activities. Going on a tour inside the caves is highly worth a trip in itself. My favorite has always been seeing where former explorers wrote dates inside the caves. Visit Mammoth Cave National Park on your next trip through Kentucky, you won't be disappointed.