Mammoth Cave NP closing at 11:30 Central Time December 6 in advance of approaching winter storm
Mammoth Cave National Park will close today, December 6, 2013, at 11:30 am in advance of a winter storm bearing down on the region. Click the link for details on Current Conditions. 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?
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.