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?
In 1841, cave owner Dr. John Croghan believed the cave air might cure his patients suffering from tuberculosis. He brought 16 patients into Mammoth Cave that winter and housed them in stone and wood huts. After some perished, they left the cave, for of course the cave air offered no cure.