Mammoth Cave, KY

Mammoth Cave Bus TripEstablished as a national park in 1941, Mammoth Cave is site to the worlds longest cave system, with more than 365 miles explored. Now maintained by the Mammoth Cave National Park, the area contains over 70 threatened and endangered species. Visitors are able to take a wide variety of guided and un-guided tours through the depths of the cave system. One of the most popular tours, known as the Echo River Tours, takes visitors along a boat ride along an underground river. To experience cave exploration like the first explorers in the 1800’s, there is also a three mile guided lantern tour.

Along with exploring the caves underground, there are plenty of above ground activities to take advantage of. Mammoth Cave National Park offers three developed campgrounds along with twelve camp sites in the backcountry. Activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing are also common within the park area.

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1

  1. Depart from school, early morning
  2. Stop for lunch at nearby restaurant of choice
  3. Arrive at hotel in the late afternoon
  4. Short walk through a Mammoth Park trail
  5. Go out for Dinner
  6. Return to hotel

DAY 2

  1. Breakfast at hotel, morning
  2. Arrival at Mammoth Cave Park for the historic cave tour (2 miles, approx. 2 hours)
  3. Grab lunch at nearby cafe Finnish stay at the Mammoth Cave Park with Canoe trip
  4. Dinner at nearby restaurant
  5. Return to hotel

DAY 3

  1. Breakfast at hotel, early morning
  2. Take the quick Mammoth Cave Park tou
  3. Enjoy the afternoon at Guntown mountain, including lunch Board bus for return