Mammoth Cave National Park
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Location: more than 400 miles
Features: sinkholes, underground rivers, streams and springs, spelunking, hiking, kayaking
Located between Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville in Tennessee.It will take a 1.5 hour travel to the south, if you are coming from Louisville. This 52,000 acre park consists of very interesting underground sinkholes, cracks, underground rivers and other bodies of water. One interesting history of the cave is that it was believed to cure tuberculosis. So a hospital was built within the area. It is both a heritage site and biosphere reserve. One of its main tributaries still flowing up to now is the Green River. Smoke writings are featured in the cave walls and showed as part of guided tours. Paved walkways are provided for easier access. Lots of family friendly activities to choose from like ranger led walks, talks, junior ranger activities, cave tours, hike, horseback riding, water activities (canoeing, kayaking), camping and biking
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Smoke writings
Have a glimpse of the past with the smoke writings in one of the caves that age back to thousands of years.
2) Leave no trace
This area is a heritage site and biosphere reserve. Extra care should be taken during your activities to preserve the place.
3) Enjoy the activities
There’s a range of activities offered in the area and takes lots of pictures to capture the fun memories.