Mammoth Cave National Park

by | Mar 10, 2018

If you have never visited Mammoth Cave National Park, then make sure you add this to your next RV trip. Mammoth Cave National Park is located in mid-central Kentucky just minutes from I-65 just outside of the town of Cave City.

Joan and I took 2 tours, the Frozen Niagara Tour and the Mammoth Passage Tour. Both are relatively easy to navigate with a minimum of steps. Our first tour was the Frozen Niagara. This being the first, I was a little at odds as to why the caves were called “Mammoth”. This offered the most narrow of passage ways yet offered a great visual experience with a wide range of limestone formations. The visual aspects of the tour were intriguing and the formations, especially the huge limestone Frozen Niagara were quite amazing, but it wasn’t the huge, open space that I had heard so much about.

After a lunch and an ice cream from the onsite cafe, we walked down a long paved path to the Mammoth Passage Tour. This tour begins at the historic entrance and provides views of the massive size of the caves. Ok, now I get it. It was mammoth! From a door entrance to the cave, you are greeted by a huge open cave hallway that is around 40 feet high and wide. This is just the beginning. As you travel further into the cave, the space opens into the wide open area that would fit a modern shopping mall. The tour was full of information about the geology of the cave along with its uses over the past 100+ years from saltpeter mining to stone buildings that have since been removed.

Our National Park tour guides were fantastic offering a mix of entertaining as well as great information about the park and caves. Great tours for the entire family.


For more information about the Mammoth Cave National Park – https://www.nps.gov/maca/index.htm

 
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