• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning

Researcher testing cave waters

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.

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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.