• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Management

The Nation's treasured parks and monuments don't take care of themselves - it takes a team of professionals in fields as diverse as botany, storytelling, civil engineering and business administration (to name a few) to protect and preserve these places. In these pages, you can get a look at what's going on behind the scenes at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Native Americans mined minerals in Mammoth Cave for 2,000 years.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.