Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
One of the most popular attractions in Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park was created to preserve the cave system, consisting of Mammoth Cave, the scenic river verdant, hilly 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 600 kilometres of caverns now explored and mapped. It’s for these vast chambers and complex labyrinths that earned the park its name: Mammoth.
The first human to enter Mammoth Cave passed under its imposing arch about 4,000 years ago. Park rangers offer instructional tours or choose to discover the caverns on your own. Then devote some time to the lush hiking trails and breathtaking rivers found above ground.