Travel Tips & FAQ
Things to know before planning your trip to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Kentucky is divided into two time zones.
The North Central and Eastern region of Kentucky are on Eastern time.
The Western region is on Central time. The line dividing the zones goes through the South Central region.
Most of Central and Western Kentucky counties are 'dry', therefore they do not allow alcohol.
Kentucky has a mandatory seat belt law while driving.
While driving, you can turn right on red, unless a sign is posted.
All children 40" tall or less must be placed in a federally approved child restraint seat.
For current road conditions, call 800-459-7623
Obtain an Official Kentucky Vacation Guide or Kentucky Trails Guide by calling
For a free brochure from Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, call 502-564-4336
For information on Kentucky's nature preserves, call 502-573-2886
Q: Where is the Hotel located?
A: Mammoth Cave Hotel is located at the historic entrance to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park across from the Visitor Center where visitors pick up the cave tour tickets.
Q: Can you reserve Cave tour tickets in advance?
A: Yes, reservations are recommended, especially for tours between April & October. Call 877-444-6777 to reserve cave tour tickets.
Q: Is the Cave open all year?
A: The cave is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Q: What environmental awards or recognitions has Mammoth Cave Hotel received?
A: Mammoth Cave Hotel became a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program in September 2005.
Performance Track is a public/private partnership recognizing top environmental performance among participating U.S. facilities of all types, sizes, and complexity, both public and private. Program partners are providing leadership in many areas, including preventing pollution at its source. Currently there are 344 Performance Track Members in the United States.
Please click here for more information on the National Environmental Performance Track Program.
In 2003, Mammoth Cave Hotel was certified to ISO 14001. Forever Resorts is the first U.S. multi-site hospitality, lodging and marina provider to be certified to ISO 14001:1996 for all its domestic operations. ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
The benefits of initiating an EMS in accordance with ISO 14001 standards are many: identifying areas for reduction in energy and other resource consumption; reducing environmental liability and risk; helping maintain consistent compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements; benefiting from regulatory incentives that reward companies showing environmental leadership through certified compliance with internationally recognized EMS standards; preventing pollution and reducing waste; improving community good will; profiting in the market for "green" products and demonstrating commitment to high quality.