Explore the longest known cave system in the world.
At Mammoth Cave National Park, you will see rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the world's longest known cave system. It features a rich diversity of plant and animal life and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. With almost 400 miles of mapped passageways, Mammoth Cave is by far the longest cave system you'll ever see. Cave animals include eight different bat species, Kentucky cave shrimp, Northern cavefish, and cave salamanders.
Above ground, this national park offers fun for kayakers on the Nolin and Green Rivers, plus over 80 miles of hiking trails. This is also a great place to go camping and horseback riding. Mammoth Cave offers plenty of backcountry trails that are suitable for horseback riders of all ages. For anyone planning to stay overnight, consider booking a room at the Lodge at Mammoth Cave. The lodge offers furnished rooms in a picturesque setting close to the park's visitor center. Mammoth Cave National Park is located south of Louisville, Kentucky, and is a spectacular place to visit with friends and family.