• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

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    Histoplasmosis is a serious infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and bat droppings. Infants and immunocompromised persons are especially vulnerable. Click the link for more information. More »

Special Events at Mammoth Cave NP

 

Every year Mammoth Cave National Park offers special events that highlight the natural and cultural resources that make Mammoth Cave unique among National Parks. From wildflower walks to preservation and genealogy workshops to the traditional Cave Sing, there's usually something to look forward to at the "Monarch of Caves". Links to the latest events will be posted on this page as they approach. You can also check out the Park's Schedule of Events.

Did You Know?

Soda straw stalactite

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.