Alert - Mammoth Cave is in an area highly endemic to histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a serious infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and bat droppings. Infants and immunocompromised persons are especially vulnerable. Click the link for more information. More »
Mammoth Cave National Park brings out the kid in most people – that curious, wondering side that grown-ups sometimes forget. With kids, it comes naturally.
"Where does that hole go?"
"Eww, what is that thing? ... Can I touch it?"
The park offers several activities for families, and for kids to do by themselves.
Trog Tour (for children 8-12)
Introduction to Caving (for children 10 and up, and parents)
Nature Track for Kids
Junior Ranger Program
Kids can also check out and become part of the new Junior Ranger World Heritage Program at the following link:
Did You Know?
Mammoth Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. Tours of Mammoth Cave have been offered since 1816.