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Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park


Located 10 mi west of Cave City.
Mammoth Cave is the world's longest known cave. In fact it is so long that if the second and third longest caves in the world were joined together, Mammoth Cave would still be the planet's longest cave and have over 100 miles left over!

Mammoth Cave National Park's diverse landscape is accessed by a network of parkways, roads, and river crossings. Normally, visitors have no difficulty making their way around the park, but occasionally weather conditions or construction may block roads or prevent ferries from running. Check out the park's website, see link below.

Mammoth

Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest cave system, with more than 365 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name: Mammoth.

Tours of Mammoth Cave

Since 1816, visitors have toured the subterranean labyrinths of Mammoth Cave. Discover what adventures await you on the many Cave Tours.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.

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