Last weekend my husband and 2 sons took a ‘boys day’ and headed over to Mammoth Cave National Park near Bowling Green, Kentucky. We had both toured the cave as kids but now it was time to share the experience with our sons. Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the world and is full of amazing sites and things to experience.
Touring the cave is a unique Kentucky experience. It’s been many years since I hiked through Mammoth Cave. There are several tour options for varying degree of difficulties. You can view the different tours available here.
Ticket Prices range from $4.00 and up per person depending on which tour you choose.
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 390 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name – Mammoth.
There are several tight spaces (fat man’s misery sections) with low ceilings and very little navigation room. There are also many steps that you need to climb throughout the Historic Tour.
The temperature inside the cave is approximately 50 degrees year round, so most people will want a jacket or hoodie.
When is the last time you took a cave tour? I’d love to hear your favorite experience.
Written by Sharon Williams