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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park is one of two national parks centered around a cave or cavern. The other is Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. There is a large area you can explore other than the cave, too. Several paved, and unpaved, roads cross different parts of the park. I mostly explored the areas along the main roads.

Over 365 miles have been surveyed in the cave system with more that has not been explored or is inaccessible. There are a wide variety of different ranger-led cave tours available ranging from short family oriented tours to tours designed for the experienced caver who wants to crawl around and explore. The self-led tour of the cave is much more limited than the opportunities at Carlsbad Caverns.

Human History

Humans have found uses for Mammoth Cave for thousands of years. Ther are several historic buildings in or near the park. This was the Baptist Church serving the small community of Joppa.

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  • Last visit to Mammoth Cave National Park: Aug 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    HI, Jim! This National Park is worth visiting like dozens of others in the US, I am sure!~ Thanks for your detailed and interesting story about it!~


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