Mammoth Cave NP closing at 11:30 Central Time December 6 in advance of approaching winter storm
Mammoth Cave National Park will close today, December 6, 2013, at 11:30 am in advance of a winter storm bearing down on the region. Click the link for details on Current Conditions. More »
Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning
The Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning (MCICSL) was created in 2004 as a partnership between Mammoth Cave National Park and Western Kentucky University. Both partners equally share in the funding, logistical support, and governance of the Center. MCICSL is part of a national network of 17 research learning centers located within the National Parks.
Click here to explore the Center's goals and programs.
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.