Special Event


Public Lands Day - Free Discovery Tour

Mammoth Cave National Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 37.186920, -86.101200

Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center

Dates & Times


Saturday, September 28, 2019


10:00 AM


5 hours


Mammoth Cave National Park will offer the Discovery cave tour from 10 am to 3 pm for free on Saturday, September 28, in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Public Lands Day is the nationwide opportunity to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire resource stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.  

 The free Discovery tour is a self-guided tour and will allow participants to visit one of the cave’s largest rooms, the Rotunda, and explore the history and geologic origins of the Mammoth Cave system. No reservations are required, but participants must pick up tickets in the visitor center before starting the tour at the Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave. The tour will travel approximately ¾-mile round trip into the cave with participants being required to walk down and up a steep hill as well as navigate 160 steps on the tour.

Tickets are required and may be picked up at the visitor center.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Chuck DeCroix
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