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MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK TOURS, KY

Trog

Cave Tour
2 hr. 45 min.

Notice:

Parents, guardians and/or chaperones must attend the first and last 30 minutes of the tour to assist children in "suiting up" at the tour's beginning and assist with White Nose Syndrome shoe cleaning protocol at the end of the tour. Sturdy, athletic style, closed toe shoes required. Please bring extra pair of tennis shoes or sandals for use during shoe cleaning at the end of the tour. Requires at least 2 participants. The tour meets at the hotel dorms near the tennis courts. It is recommended that tickets are picked up 30 minutes before tour departure. Due to the amount of time parents are required to attend at the beginning and end of the tour, time does not permit the taking of a concurrent tour.

In order to minimize the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a fungus that has resulted in the death of over one million bats in the eastern United States, Mammoth Cave National Park has instituted stringent disinfection procedures for all off-trail spelunking tours this summer. All equipment and outerwear including gloves will be provided by the Park. Visitors must provide their own boots. No personal caving equipment allowed. No Exceptions. Shorts and t-shirt recommended for wear under required coveralls.


CANCELLATION POLICY - IF CANCELLING WITHIN 10 DAYS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE CANCELLATION FEE OF $4.00 PER TICKET APPLIES.

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8-12 TO PARTICIPATE ON THIS TOUR.

Ticket Ages: Youth- 8 - 12. Interagency Annual Pass is NOT accepted for cave tours.

This tour is not recommended for children with asthma or severe allergies to dust and mold.

To meet safety requirements there must be a minimum of 2 visitors for this tour to be activated.


If you are claustrophobic, this tour may not be the best choice for you. Please read tour descriptions carefully when making your selection.

Ticket Availability


  


Tour Description

This tour offers an off-trail adventure for children 8 - 12. Begin with a short hike through the forest down to the historic entrance and see how the surface and sub-surface are connected.


Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 45 min.
  • Distance: 1 miles
  • Number of Steps: 80
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

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. Hard hats headlamps and knee pads are provided. Parents and guardians and/or chaperones are required to attend the first 15 minutes of the tour to help children suit up. They should pick up their children promptly at the end of the tour.


Accessibility

No.


Amenities

No restrooms are available.


Directions

All tours begin at the 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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