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paweber

Mammoth Cave National Park

by paweber »

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. If you are in the area it is worth a visit. I spent an afternoon at MCNP while in Nashville on business, driving over on a whim on a weekend just to get out of Nashville for a while. I took the Niagara tour which was enough for me; we have several cave systems here in Northern California so I didn't feel too compelled to spend additional money on more cave tours.

There are many different tours to choose from at various prices and ability levels. Summer is the busiest time of year; winter is slow and there can be snow on the ground. The caves maintain a year around temperature of 54F (12.2C) so most visitors wear a sweater or sweatshirt.

It is an easy albeit somewhat boring 90 minute drive from Nashville via I-65.

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Caroline

RE: Mammoth Cave National Park

by Caroline »

Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park is a place that is on my 'to do' list.  If anyone has been there, I'd like to hear your comments on it.   Also, is there a 'best time' of the year to go?      

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Caroline

RE: Mammoth Cave National Park

by Caroline »

That's good info, especially the heads up to bring a sweater. Thanks.   

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Caroline

RE: Mammoth Cave National Park

by Caroline »

Yes, I've found a sweater to be useful too. I've been in caves before, though I haven't been in the Mammoth Cave.  I also find good 'stable' shoes that won't cause you to slip to be very useful. 

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Mango

RE: Mammoth Cave National Park

by Mango »

Go in the early fall to avoid the crowds, but still have great weather. What an amazing place. Definitely a good bucket list destination.

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RE: Mammoth Cave National Park

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