Mammoth Cave

1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy.
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY 42259- Map It
(270) 758-2180

AAA Editor Notes

Mammoth Cave, about 10 mi. w. of Cave City and 8 mi. n.w. of Park City off I-65, has more than 400 miles of known passageways with an average temperature of 54°F; bring a light jacket. Some underground rooms are as wide as 200 feet; the tallest dome is 192 feet high; the deepest pit is 105 feet. Guided cave tours, ranging from 1.25 to 6 hours, vary in degree of difficulty. Visitors should select the tour that best suits their physical abilities and dress appropriately. The cave is inhabited by creatures who have adapted to the darkness, including fish, cave crickets and eyeless crayfish. Tour schedules are available at the visitor center, from which all tours depart. Wear sturdy shoes with good traction; some passages are wet and slippery.
Entrance to the park is free. Guided tour fees range from $7-$55; $5-$20 (ages 6-12); $3.50-$27.50 (senior citizens with Golden Age Passport); free (ages 0-5). Ages 0-5 are not permitted on some tours. Reservations are recommended.
Hours: Guided tours are conducted daily year-round; phone ahead to verify schedule. Closed Christmas.