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Must be at Least 6 yrs of age to participate on this tour. Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older on all tours.
All tours begin at the Visitor Center. Tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to tour time. No refunds for no shows or late arrivals.
Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the central time zone and observes daylight savings time
Visitors with known heart or respiratory conditions, poor circulation, or difficulty walking long distances and negotiating stairs, should carefully consider their limitations. Evacuation from the cave to a hospital for medical attention could take several hours.
Do not rely exclusively on your mobile GPS, Google Maps, or similar automated navigation systems to get to the park Visitor Center in time for your cave tour. Routes can be misleading and incorrect. Directions from the North: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 53 (Cave City Exit). Turn right onto KY-70. Follow 70/255 as it becomes the Mammoth Cave Parkway in the park. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Visitor Center. Directions from the South: Take Interstate 65 to Exit 48 (Park City Exit). Turn left onto KY-255 and follow 255 as it becomes the Park City Road into the park. Follow Park City Road until it joins the Mammoth Cave Parkway; turn left. Follow the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the Visitor Center.
Firearms, knives, or weapons of any type, pepper spray, mace, stun guns, etc. Please secure these items in the truck of your vehicle or in the lockers adjacent to the Visitor's Center.
Lighting of trails surfaces will vary and surfaces may be uneven and wet. Use handrails and be careful of low hanging rocks. Stay on the trails at all times. STOP walkign when using still or video cameras.
Evacuation from the cave to a hospital for medical attention could take several hours. Visitors with known heart or respiratory problems, poor circulation, or difficulty walking long distances and climbing stairs should carefully consier their limitations.
All visitors are required to walk on bio-security mats at conclusion of tour; this measure is to protect the spread of WNS, a fungal disease threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in our national parks.