• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

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Fog at Mammoth Cave's Historic Entrance
A fog layer separates over a waiting tour as cool cave air meets summer swelter at the Historic Entrance.
 

Your visit to Mammoth Cave National Park can include cave tours, surface hikes, canoeing on the Green River, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, camping and more. These pages provide everything you need to begin your journey of exploration in and around the world's longest known cave.

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.