• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Air Quality

Nature and Science

Green River Bluffs Overlook - a monitor site for air quality in the park

Air Quality: Enhanced, high sensitivity air quality monitoring instrumentation has been installed, which will measure ambient concentrations of ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and reacted oxides of nitrogen. This instrumentation gives the park the capability to assess both anthropogenic and biogenic air pollution sources.
 

Did You Know?

Tuberculosis Hut in Mammoth Cave

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.