Mammoth Cave

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Mammoth Cave
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No one knows Mammoth Cave's true length. About 575 kilometers (360 miles) have been explored and mapped. Some professionals believe that there is an equal distance yet to be discovered.

In 1972 it increased significantly in known length when it was discovered that it connected with another long cave system.

Not homogeneous

Different sections have different configurations, formations and coloring.


Bring a light sweater even if its sweltering outside. Caves are chilly the year around.

First inhabitants

Early Native-American artifacts dating back 4,000 years were found in the caves

National Park

Mammoth Cave is part of Mammoth Cave National Park, which includes the scenic forested river valleys aboveground.

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