General Cave Tour Regulations
Be advised: During the spring and fall seasons the park is a very popular destination for school trips and other parties. As a result, your tour may include other group(s) of various ages.
Cave temperatures can vary widely near entrances (especailly in winter), deep cave temperature is 54ºF (12ºC). You may wish to bring a light jacket during your tour.
Have pets? Only service animals are allowed on cave tours. There are kennels at the Lodge at Mammoth Cave for rent where pets may stay while you enjoy your experience inside Mammoth Cave. Make sure you have your pet's vaccination papers with you verifying they have received rabies, DHLPP, and bordetella innoculations. For rates and other questions related to the kennels please contact the Lodge at Mammoth Cave at 270-758-2225.
Hearing Impaired Services for Visitors on Guided Activities
Mammoth Cave National Park is pleased to offer sign interpreter services for cave and surface activities to visitors free of charge. Arrangements can be made by contacting the park at the number located below. However, before contacting the park, please note:
All requests require a two week minimum notice prior to your visit.
Services are limited by tour group sizes and interpreter availability.
When calling, please have the date, name and time of the activity ready.
For further information or to make arrangements, please call 270.758.2417.
For visitors with hearing difficulty, assisted listening devices are available. These may be worn on cave or surface activities and are available for loan free of charge. They are on a first-come, first-served basis. Check at the visitor center for availability upon your arrival.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
From the North: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 53 (Cave City Exit). Turn right onto KY-70. Follow 70/255 as it becomes the Mammoth Cave Parkway in the park. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Visitor Center.
From the South: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 48 (Park City Exit). Turn left onto KY-255 and follow 255 as it becomes the Park City Road into the park. Follow Park City Road until it joins the Mammoth Cave Parkway; turn left. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Visitor Center.
Last updated: June 9, 2020