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MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK TOURS, KY

Wild Cave

Cave Tour
6 hr. 00 min.

Notice:

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 $12.00 PER TICKET APPLIES.

MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YRS. OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE ON THIS TOUR.

Ticket Ages: Adult - Ages 16 & Over, Interagency Senior - 62 & over, Interagency Access - no age requirement. Interagency Annual Pass is NOT accepted for cave tours.

Any youth age 16 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Will Call Pickup: 30 Minutes Prior to Tour Time

Tour Requirements: Over-the-ankle laced boots with aggressive tread. INSUFFICIENT FOOTWEAR WILL RESULT IN DENIED ACCESS. Chest or hip size larger than 42 inches will NOT fit through crawl spaces. Minimum 2 visitors.

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.


Visitors will need to bring a lunch and/or water bottle.
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Tour Description

Hand and knee crawling belly crawls as tight as 9" through small cave passages off traditional walking tour routes. Visitors are required to perform several freehold climbs up or down ten-foot cave walls.


Tour Details

  • Duration: 6 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Number of Steps: 500
  • 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. Helmets lights and knee pads provided.


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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