More Than A Cave

Rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the worlds longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave National Park is home to thousands of years of human history and a rich diversity of plant and animal life, earning it the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

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You might say Jerry Bransford has a unique connection to the land he grew up on. Not only does he hold a special place for the woods and waters, towns and people of Kentucky’s cave country, but he’s also spent a lifetime exploring its depths underground at Mammoth Cave National Park – just as his enslaved relatives did generations before him.

A large cave room with wooden artifacts in the center.

From Dirt to Gunpowder

The story of Mammoth Cave, its role aiding the United States during the War of 1812, and the start of the history of slavery in the cave.

A black and white photo of a group of men posing for a group photo in front of a cave entrance.

African American History

Exploration, service, and adversity.

Two park visitors waling along a trail in the cave

Cave Tours

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A paved road clear of snow with snow covering the roadside shoulders.

Plan Your Winter Visit to the Park

Winter can be a great time to visit the park, but its always important to plan ahead and prepare.

An artist rendering of the new lobby of the hotel.

Hotel Roof Replacement Project

The Mammoth Cave Hotel is getting a facelift! Lean more about the project and check pack for updates.

Last updated: January 18, 2022

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave , KY 42259-0007

Phone:

270 758-2180

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