(closed 25 Dec)
|8:00am - 5:00pm CT||Films: "Water and Stone" and "Voices of the Cave"; auditorium talks and slide presentations; exhibit on cave exploration; relief map of park; "video aquarium"||Water fountains, restrooms, Eastern National bookstore, information desk, weather reports, ticket office, boat tour concession|
Mammoth Cave National Park is opened year round with the highest visitation in June, July, and August and the lowest in January. Mammoth Cave National Park is open every day except Christmas Day.
The Park was established to preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of south central Kentucky. This is the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 336 miles explored and mapped.
Touring the cave, hiking the forest trails, canoeing, fishing, camping. Combining a cave tour with a surface hike is the best way to get the full picture of this resource.
A schedule of ranger-led walks, campfires, evening programs, and auditorium programs is available at the Visitor Center. For more information on Ranger-led tours call: 502-758-2328 Mon - Fri - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Central Time.
Regularly scheduled ranger-guided tours are available. Environmental Education programs for local area schools are given in spring and fall; reservations required. Elderhostel programs are conducted twice a year in cooperation with Otter Creek State Park in Louisville, KY.
Youth 6 - 12 years old are eligible to become Junior Rangers. Purchase the Junior Ranger packet at the book sales area in the Visitor Center and start rangering! Follow a ranger on guided activities and record your own discoveries in the booklet to become a Junior Ranger.
Trog Tour for children 8 to 12 years old,(be prepared to show proof of age), get to go into parts of the cave no one else - no parents, anyway - gets to see. Put on a hard hat and headlamp and learn how the cave was formed, what lives in it, who has been there before you, and how you can help protect it. Parents must accompany their children for the first 15 minutes of the program and then promptly pick children up at the end of the program. Be prepared for crawling. Helmets and lights provided. Long pants and sturdy shoes or hiking boots required. Gloves, kneepads (roller-blade-type or hard plastic kneepads not allowed). Restrooms not available.
|Cave Tour||Length / Difficulty||Limit||Fee||Description|
|Historic section of Mammoth Cave||2 hrs 0.2 mi
|12||$10.00||This adventure includes a 0.2-mile surface walk and offers troggers the opportunity to see a variety of cave passages and learn about the human and natural history of the cave.|
|White's Cave||2 hrs 1.0 mi
|12||$10.00||This adventure includes a 1-mile walk on the surface to reach the cave entrance. In the cave, troggers discover that the darkness can be full of beautiful cave formations and living creatures.|
Tickets will be held at "Will Call" and must be picked up at least 30 minutes prior to trip departure or the tickets will be refunded.
For more information on ranger-led cave trips, call the park at 502-758-2328 Monday through Friday, 8:00am through 4:30pm Central Time.
|Wildflower Weekend - Blossoms & Birds||mid April|
|Springfest Natural Arts Market||mid April|
|Colorfall Arts and Crafts Exhibition||mid October|
|Hearthstone Festival||mid October|
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