Mammoth Cave National Park
Where is it located?  <ul><li>The park is located in the central/western half of Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>About 10-15 mi...
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Admission and Seasons <ul><li>Most of the park's resources and facilities are available free of charge. Fees are charged f...
* 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 ...
Things to do <ul><li>New Entrance Tour </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours,    ¾ mile walking distance </li></ul><ul><li>You will be...
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Things to do <ul><li>Grand Avenue Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Duration:  4½ hours, walking distance 4 miles Restroom Available?...
Things to know before you visit <ul><li>All cave tours and hikes can be strenuous; make sure you understand what will be r...
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Mammoth Cave National Park

  1. 1. Mammoth Cave National Park
  2. 2. Where is it located? <ul><li>The park is located in the central/western half of Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>About 10-15 min. west of I-65 </li></ul><ul><li>From Ida, 5 ½-6 hours of driving time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location
  4. 4. Admission and Seasons <ul><li>Most of the park's resources and facilities are available free of charge. Fees are charged for cave tours and camping. </li></ul><ul><li>Park is open 365 days a year </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor Center hours are from 8:00 to 6:15 spring to early summer </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 to 7:15 June-August 9 th </li></ul>
  5. 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. 6. Things to do <ul><li>New Entrance Tour </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours,   ¾ mile walking distance </li></ul><ul><li>You will be 250 feet below ground </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Entrance Pictures
  8. 8. Things to do <ul><li>Grand Avenue Tour </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Elevation Change: 300 feet Number of Stairs: 670 </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions: No children under age 6; food allowed only at Snowball Room lunch stop; general restrictions apply </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor Center Area Hiking Trails </li></ul><ul><li>River Styx Spring Trail-Historic Entrance 0.6 mi </li></ul><ul><li>Green River Bluffs Trail-Visitor Center Picnic Area 1.1 mi </li></ul>
  9. 9. Things to know before you visit <ul><li>All cave tours and hikes can be strenuous; make sure you understand what will be required of you before the start of your activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Cave and surface trails are uneven and slippery so be sure you have the proper footwear and always look before you step. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pictures
  11. 11. Pictures

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