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Mammoth Cave National Park

1 July, 1941
54,011.91 acres
(218.6 km2)
Visitors in 2017

Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth Cave with the even-longer system under Flint Ridge to the north, the official name of the system has been the Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.

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Airports Nearby

Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
Chattanooga Airport (CHA)
Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field (HTS)
Tri-Cities Airport (TRI)

Visitor Centers

Mammoth Cave Visitor Center

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

Top Attractions

Big Mike's Rock Shop
Kentucky Action Park
Sand Cave
Cave Country Canoe
Double J Stables and Campgrounds
Mammoth Cave Horse Camp
Mammoth Cave Canoes & Kayak
Cedar Sink
Guntown Mountain
Mammoth Cave National Park
Diamond Caverns
Green River Grill
Lincoln Trail Outfitters
Mammoth Cave Adventures
Jesse James Riding Stables
Cave Valley Golf Club
Big Mike's Rock Shop

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.