Mammoth Cave NP opening at 10:00 am Central Time December 7 - Delayed opening
Mammoth Cave National Park will have a delayed 10:00 am opening today, December 7, 2013. Another winter weather event this evening may impact operations tomorrow. Click the link for details on Current Conditions. More »
Duration: 2½ hours
NOTICE: In order to minimize the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a fungus that has resulted in the death of over one million bats in the eastern United States, Mammoth Cave National Park has instituted stringent disinfection proecedures for all off-trail crawling tours. As a result all equipment and outerwear except boots will be provided by the Park. No personal caving equipment allowed. No Exceptions. Shorts and t-shirt recommended for wear under required issued coveralls. Visitors can change into these clothes in the provided change room. It is recommended you bring an extra pair of shoes for use during footwear decontamination at the end of the tour.
Did You Know?
For many years, the chambers of Mammoth Cave rang with the sound of music. Visiting bands such as Landram's Sax-Horn Band and Luther Ewing's String Band, along with the Mammoth Cave Hotel's own local musicians, entertained visitors underground into the early 20th century.