Gap Cave

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Middlesboro, KY 40965- Map It
(606) 248-2817

AAA Editor Notes

Gap Cave is .25 mi. s. of Middlesboro, Ky., on US 25E. Two-hour guided tours of the cave, discovered in 1750, cover a 1.5-mile route and are conducted by lantern light. Rooms and walls are covered with stalactites and stalagmites. Wildlife, including bats and salamanders, can be seen, as can the names of Civil War soldiers carved on the walls. Note: The guided tour’s path includes 183 steps; visitors are advised to wear good walking shoes. No sandals or open-toed shoes are permitted. Due to the threat of white-nose syndrome to bats, visitors should not wear clothing and footwear that has been worn in other caves unless properly decontaminated. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$8; $4 (ages 5-12 and senior citizens with an Interagency Senior Pass). Ages 0-4 are not permitted on cave tours.
Hours: Tours are given daily at 10 and 2, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Fri. at 10, Sat.-Sun. at 10 and 2, early Apr.-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-late Nov. Tickets may be purchased at the park visitor center or at Daniel Boone parking area 30 minutes in advance of the tour. Reservations are recommended, especially on weekends.