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Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
Mammoth Cave National Park Superintendent Patrick Reed announced today that the park will offer free Mammoth Passage cave tours on Thursday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
"Veterans Day will again be celebrated as a fee-free day for all park visitors in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces," said Reed.
Visitors must pick up their free tickets at visitor center ticket office prior to tour times.
On November 11, the free guided Mammoth Passage tours will depart from the visitor center 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30; the tour is limited to 40 people. The ¾-mile, 1¼ hours Mammoth Passage tour requires a walk down and up the hill below the visitor center, as well as 68 steps at the Historic Entrance.
Camping fees and fees for other tours of Mammoth Cave will not be waived this day.
The 393 units of the National Park Service preserve and protect some of the country's most significant scenic and cultural places. The website https://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/veterans/honor.htm provides information on National Park Service battlefields, military parks, and historic sites that commemorate the service of American veterans.
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