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MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK TOURS, KY

Violet City Lantern

Cave Tour
3 hr. 00 min.

Notice:

Part of this trip can be visited on the Historic, Star Chamber, Broadway and River Styx Tours. This tour is dimly lit, the trail is rugged, and the route includes steep hills and numerous staircases.

MUST BE AT LEAST 6 YRS. OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE ON THIS TOUR.

Ticket Ages: Youth - Ages 6 - 12, Adult - Ages 13 & Over, Interagency Senior - 62 & over, Interagency Access - no age requirement. Interagency Annual Pass is NOT accepted for cave tours.

Any youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older, on all tours.

Will Call Pickup: 30 Minutes Prior to Tour Time

Visitors with known heart or repiratory problems, poor circulation or difficulty walking long distances and negotiating stairs, should carefully consider thier limitations Evacuation from the cave to a hospital for medical attention could take several hours.

If you have a fear of heights or suffer from claustrophobia, this tour is not the best choice for you. Please read tour descriptions carefully when making your selection.


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Tour Description

Walk by lantern light through some of the cave's largest passages as guides recreate the experiences of the first visitors in the 1800's. See evidence of saltpeter production an underground hospital and prehistoric mineral mining.


Tour Details

  • Duration: 3 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Number of Steps: 160
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Difficult

Know Before You Go

Tour Park Facility Operational Hours: Tours run every day except Christmas Day. Visitor Center closes early on Christmas Eve. Visitor Center hours vary with season. Children must be six years of age. Only adults will carry the provided lanterns. This trip has numerous hills without handrails and 160 steps will be encountered on the tour. No flash photography or flashlights are allowed on this trip.


Accessibility

No


Amenities

No restrooms available.


Directions

All tours begin at visitor center.


Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.
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