• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Directions

Park entry sign
 

How do I get to Mammoth Cave?

From the North: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 53 (Cave City Exit). Turn right onto KY-70. Follow 70/255 as it becomes the Mammoth Cave Parkway in the park. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Visitor Center.

From the South: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 48 (Park City Exit). Turn left onto KY-255 and follow 255 as it becomes the Park City Road into the park. Follow Park City Road until it joins the Mammoth Cave Parkway; turn left. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Visitor Center.



Physical Address

Mammoth Cave National Park
1 Mammoth Cave Parkway
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259


GPS Coordinates

Lat/Long: N 37° 11' 13.115'' ¦ W 86° 06' 05.197''

Decimal Degrees: +37.186976 ¦ -86.101444

UTM (Zone 16N, NAD83): 579779.491 ¦ 4115977.605 m



NOTE: Commercial vehicles are prohibited on the park's roads.


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.