Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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 is a fantastic park that has not only great cave tours but an interactive display on how the caves were formed. Great hiking, camping and picnic areas. Unfortunately we were there during the scho...  read more »
  • We did not have a lot of time and are not really hikers, so we did the self-guided tour. It was a pretty easy walk, but there are a lot of stairs. However, the cave was beautiful and there were guides...  read more »
  • We took a motorcycle trip with friends to Mammoth Cave and really had a good time. The rangers there are very friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable! We took the self guided tour as all of the oth...  read more »
  • Awesome place. We are from Louisiana so this was really nice. There is a small gift shop I don't see on the map. A little mom and pop place. If you can find it I stop there for treasures of all kind. It was much larger than I ever expected. Definitely the largest cave I have ever been in. Hope you enjoy the trip as much as we did.
  • So much to do here!! The ferries are wonderful, and the drive all around the park is great. There's lots of trails and stuff to see. You could drive around for hours and hours. The cave tours themselves are great, but the surrounding area is a wonderful sight.
  • It was a really great family experience. The rating for their tours are really honest and they tell you of the difficulties you will be facing before going into the cave. The Rangers all knew a TON about the cave and we're loud enough everyone in the tour could hear them (even the hard of hearing like my grandpa). You DO NOT need a national park pass to enter but you do pay a fee for the tours. The crowd sizes were actually quite nice (not too many people per tour). Overall this is a MUST SEE PLACE if you are in the area.
  • I really enjoyed my time here. Beautifully kept park and the park rangers are very user friendly! We did the Domes and Dripstones Tour, was highly informative and captured great pictures. It was a Very busy day but did the self-guided tour while we waited for our scheduled tour time. We will be visiting again!
  • 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.
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