Photos & Multimedia
Sometimes written words fail us when we try to describe the great Mammoth Cave. Sometimes the story is better told through pictures, or the sounds of a vanished age, or animation that makes simple a difficult idea. On these pages, we will be offering new sights and sounds of Mammoth Cave National Park.
But remember – as exciting as some of these pages may be, there's no substitute for being here. So explore these links and let yourself become inspired to make a greater exploration, in person, in the grand and gloomy chambers of the world's longest cave.
Did You Know?
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.