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Mammoth Cave National Park

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Travel Guide North America USA Southern United States Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park

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Introduction

Mammoth Cave National Park is a United States National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kentucky's Caves and Lakes region. It preserves the world's longest known cave system, with over 392 miles of caves. The park was established in 1941 and currently draws nearly two million visitors annually.

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Cost

There are no fees to enter the park. Guided cave tours, however, range in price from $5 to $48.

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Getting There

By Car

Most visitors access the park from two roadways which have interchanges with Interstate 65, one near Park City, Kentucky (KY 255) and the other near Cave City (KY 70). KY 70 also enters the park from the west side of the park, near Brownsville. No entrance fee is charged.

By Bus

No public transportation is available. The nearest commercial airports are in Louisville and Nashville.
Cave tours depart from the park visitor center in buses.

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Eat

A restaurant is located at the Mammoth Cave Hotel. This is the only public food service within the park proper.

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Drink

Barren and Edmonson counties are "dry," though residents of Cave City voted in November 2005 to allow liquor by the drink in restaurants only. The nearest full liquor service and sales are in Bowling Green.

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Sleep

Motel and camping facilities are available within the park itself. National chain motels can be found in nearby Cave City and Park City. There are cabins available as well as bed and breakfasts located minutes from the park.

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