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  • 1. Mammoth Cave National Park
  • 2. Where is it located?
    • The park is located in the central/western half of Kentucky
    • About 10-15 min. west of I-65
    • From Ida, 5 ½-6 hours of driving time.
  • 3. Location
  • 4. Admission and Seasons
    • Most of the park's resources and facilities are available free of charge. Fees are charged for cave tours and camping.
    • Park is open 365 days a year
    • Visitor Center hours are from 8:00 to 6:15 spring to early summer
    • 8:00 to 7:15 June-August 9 th
  • 5. * Youth is 6-12 years of age. n/a $14.00 n/a Trog $11.50 $18.00 $23.00 Introduction to Caving $24.00 n/a $48.00 Wild Cave Tour $5.00 $8.00 $10.00 Focus on Frozen Niagara Tour $6.00 $8.00 $12.00 Star Chamber Tour $7.50 $11.00 $15.00 Violet City Lantern Tour $7.00 $8.00 $14.00 Snowball Tour $12.00 $17.00 $24.00 Grand Avenue Tour $5.00 $8.00 $10.00 Frozen Niagara Tour $6.00 $8.00 $12.00 New Entrance Tour $6.00 $8.00 $12.00 Historic Tour $2.50 $3.50 $5.00 Mammoth Passage Tour Senior** Youth* Adults Cave Tour Cave Tour Fees
  • 6. Things to do
    • New Entrance Tour
    • 2 hours,   ¾ mile walking distance
    • You will be 250 feet below ground
    • Frozen Niagara discovered in 1923. From Frozen Niagara to the cave exit you will pass through one of the most photographed areas of Mammoth Cave. Elevation Change:  250 feet Number of Stairs:  500, nearly 200 descended inside New Entrance.
  • 7. New Entrance Pictures
  • 8. Things to do
    • Grand Avenue Tour
    • Duration: 4½ hours, walking distance 4 miles Restroom Available? Yes, at 1.1 miles and 2.5 miles Description: This physically demanding trip will give you an excellent idea of the size and complexity of the Mammoth Cave system.
    • Elevation Change: 300 feet Number of Stairs: 670
    • Restrictions: No children under age 6; food allowed only at Snowball Room lunch stop; general restrictions apply
    • Visitor Center Area Hiking Trails
    • River Styx Spring Trail-Historic Entrance 0.6 mi
    • Green River Bluffs Trail-Visitor Center Picnic Area 1.1 mi
  • 9. Things to know before you visit
    • All cave tours and hikes can be strenuous; make sure you understand what will be required of you before the start of your activity.
    • Cave and surface trails are uneven and slippery so be sure you have the proper footwear and always look before you step.
    • Year-round cave temperatures range from the mid-50s to the low 60s. In most areas of the cave, you'll be comfortable if you wear long pants and take a sweatshirt or jacket with you.
  • 10. Pictures
  • 11. Pictures