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Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave National Park  

Historic Tour Main Entrance
Mammoth Cave National Park was authorized as a national park in 1926 and was fully established 01 July 1941. It was established to preserve the cave system, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of the hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the longest recorded cave system in the world, with more than 400 miles explored and mapped. Mammoth Cave was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1981, and as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1990.

Mammoth Cave Air Flow : 




A sinkhole, also known as a sink-hole, sink, swallow hole, shakehole, swallet or doline, is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.



Mammoth Cave National Park offers many outdoor activities which includes cave tours, surface hikes, canoeing on the Green River, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, camping and more. Mammoth Cave offers different Cave tours based on the accessibility (Easy / Moderate /  Difficult / Strenuous)

Mammoth Passage Tour
Frozen Niagara Tour
Historic Tour
New Entrance Tour
Wild Cave Tour 


Ranger explaining how cave looks without any lights ...
  
With Mammoth Cave National Park Ranger 
We got the Historic Tour, because all other tour tickets has been sold out. Its best to reserver your tour before you start. The price was $12, and totally worth it.  We really enjoyed the historic tour ranger explained the history of mamoth cave.

Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 2 miles
Total Stairs: 440, including 155 at Mammoth Dome
Difficulty: Moderate



Fat Man's Misery : This was a good part of the Historic tour in Mammoth cave - it's tight and twisting passage with low ceiling and gives a good feeling for spelunking .

With 400 miles (640 km) of surveyed passageways Mamoth Cave is by far the world's longest known cave system, being over twice as long as the second-longest cave system, Mexico's Sac Actun underwater cave.



With My Friends in Mammoth Cave National Park  - Historic Tour Main Entrance

Addr : 
Mammoth Cave National Park
1 Mammoth Cave Parkway
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 
Ph : (270) 758-2180
http://www.nps.gov/maca/index.htm 
Park will be open year around to visitors.


Additional Info : 
Date of Visit  : 24-Aug-2013
Camera Used : Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 (18.2 MP)
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