MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK - 31W / 31E Heritage Corridor

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK

When Was the Last Time You Came To Mammoth Cave?
Well, Then …It’s About Time!

From the fossils of an ancient sea to prehistoric Native American miners to the wonders of geology, Mammoth Cave is a trove of natural and historical wonders. The world's longest network of cavern corridors, the Cave boasts over 350 miles in Length. Tours first began here in 1816. And following that tradition, the Mammoth Cave Hotel has been serving the cave's visitors since then with famous hospitality. Mammoth Cave Hotel is the ideal lodging site for guests who want to tour the Cave, enjoy the dining, and shop for unique gift items and regional crafts within a stone's throw of the Park Visitor Center.


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