Mammoth Cave Overview
Mammoth Cave National Park is the #1 tourist attraction in the state of Kentucky and has over 350 miles of known passageways making it the longest cave system in the world. Even though Mammoth Cave is the Park's most renowned feature, the Park also includes over 52,000 acres of beautiful hills, bluffs and forests and is home to an enormous diversity of plants and animals and a rich cultural heritage tracing back over 4,000 years.
Mammoth Cave is the longest
known cave in the world.
Mammoth Cave National Park offers a wide variety of above-ground recreational activities with over 70 miles of trails, over 30 miles of rivers, camping, horseback riding and biking. Enjoy hiking or horseback riding in the rugged hills and exploring the deep valleys or seek solitude by a waterfall.
Mammoth Cave is also one of few National Parks with over 30 miles of scenic, meandering rivers running though it, offering two of the few operating rural ferries in the nation, and year-round canoeing, boating and fishing opportunities.
Ranger-led activities are offered year-round and are a fun way to gain first-hand knowledge about the wildlife and flora of the region. The National Park activities include nature walks, campfire programs, slide show presentations and, of course, cave tours.
Directions & Map to Mammoth Cave
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Getting to Mammoth Cave, KY:
If traveling by plane, daily flights are available into Louisville, KY or Nashville, TN. Each city is approximately 1.5 hours from Mammoth Cave.
From Louisville, KY:
Travel south from Louisville, KY on I-65 south. Exit at the Cave City exit, number 53. Follow the Mammoth Cave National Park signs and travel approximately 15 minutes to the Hotel.
From Nashville, TN:
Travel north from Nashville, TN, on I-65 north. Exit at the Park City, KY exit, number 48. Follow the Mammoth Cave National Park signs and travel approximately 10 minutes to the Hotel.
Nashville, TN and the Park are both in the Central Time Zone. Louisville, KY is in the Eastern Time Zone, one hour ahead of the Park.
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259