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Mammoth Cave National Park

(4.2/5 based on 3,000+ reviews for 8 attractions)
Things to do: nature, trails
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. Find what you're looking for from your Mammoth Cave National Park holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States trip itinerary maker.
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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.
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