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Mammoth Cave National Park 'Sleep in a Wigwam' © Wendy Rogers
One of the few original Wigwam Villages left in the U.S.
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Kentucky
Cave Country Region
Mammoth Cave National Park
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK
P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky   42259

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Mammoth Cave National Park
'Sleep in a Wigwam'

One of the few original Wigwam Villages left in the U.S.

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Stalagtites'
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Mammoth Cave National Park
'View from above'
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Mammoth Cave National Park
'Hole in a cave'
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Mammoth Cave National Park
'Inside a cave'
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Mammoth Cave National Park
'Cave opening'
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Mammoth Cave National Park
'Sky Lift to Guntown Mountain'

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Wigwam Flower'

Wigwam Village in Cave City

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Dripping stalagtite'

Kentucky Down Under cave

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Mammoth Cave Looking Out'

The view looking out of Mammoth Caves entrance.

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Into the Abyss'

Descending into Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Cave Ripples'

A capture of the designs created by dripping water in the cave at Kentucky Down Under.

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Lights in the Darkness'

A tour through the Kentucky Down Under cave near Mammoth Cave National Park.

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'Roadside Companion'

One of many deer seen from the main road entering Mammoth Cave National Park.

Mammoth Cave National Park
'Guntown Mountain'

Guntown Mountian in Cave City is home to an Old West town, complete with shoot outs and bank robberies.

Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of south central Kentucky. This is the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 360 miles explored and mapped.
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 12 Beauty Underground by Wendy Rogers
My family loves the Mammoth Cave/Cave City area. Granted, Cave City is a bustling, high class town, but we always have fun there. I recommend staying at Jellystone Campground in a Savannah cabin. We had a great time there. Be sure to visit Kentucky Down Under, and take the short cave tour there. It is beautiful. Mammoth Cave National Park is fantastic. The tours are beautiful. Take a ride on the Miss Green River if you can.


Area Campgrounds

Cave Country RV Campground
216 Gaunce Drive
Cave City, KY
270-773-4678


Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Mammoth Cave
1002 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, KY


Area Resources
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
71.1 miles from park*
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Directions
Plane - Regular flights into Louisville or Nashville, each approx. 1.5 hours from the park.

Car - If you travel south from Lousiville, KY, the most direct route is I-65 south to Exit 53 at Cave City. Another 15 minutes of driving will bring you to the park visitor center.

If you travel north from Nashville, TN, the most direct route is I-65 north to Exit 48 at Park City, KY. Another 10 minutes of driving will bring you to the park visitor center. Nashville and the park are both in the Central Time Zone. Louisville is in the Eastern Time Zone, one hour ahead of the park.

Public Transportation - Bus service stops in Cave City, KY.

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Cave Country Region
Mammoth Cave National Park
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