On January 19, 2015 Mammoth Cave National Park will be offering free Mammoth Passage Cave Tours. Tour departure times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:30 & 3:00. Tickets are required for admission. The complimentary tickets may be picked up at the visitor center prior to tour departure and are issued on a first-come first-served basis, so come early!. The tour is limited to 40 participants and requires a walk down and up the steep hill below the visitor center, as well as 160 steps.
Note: tour requirements regarding white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats: While there are no known harmful effects to humans, WNS is responsible for the death of millions of hibernating bats across the eastern United States since its discovery in 2006. WNS was found in Mammoth Cave in winter 2012-13. To minimize the spread of WNS fungus, all participants on cave tours must walk across bio-security mats to clean footwear immediately following the conclusion of their tour.