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?
Stalactites grow downward – they hang "tight" to the ceiling – while stalagmites grow upward – they "might" reach the ceiling someday. Mammoth Cave's formations include many types of calcite formations.