Mammoth Cave National Park
This is the longest-known cave system on earth, but there are breathtaking sights and amazing adventures to be found above ground, too.
More than 400 miles of vast chambers and winding rock tunnels of Mammoth Cave National Park have been explored so far, and countless more remain untouched. Descend into the earth and discover the rare beauty and mystery of the cave for yourself on a guided tour, ranging from 30 minutes to five hours. Above ground, nature lovers will enjoy hiking, horseback riding, ziplining and rock climbing, plus canoeing and kayaking on the Green and Nolin rivers, which flow right through the park.
Nearby Cave City, a certified Kentucky Trail Town, is a great place to make your home base for adventure. Here you can explore more caves, take a spin in a go-kart, play a round of miniature golf, or go back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth at Dinosaur World and other adventure parks. Spend the night under the stars at a cozy cottage, B&B or campsite. And be sure to bring home a treasure to remember your trip by, from rocks and minerals to locally made quilts and crafts.