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NameCave City, Kentucky, Mammoth Cave Area Tourism
Address502 Mammoth Cave Street
P.O. Box 518
Cave City, Kentucky 42127
Brief DescriptionCave City the "Gateway to Mammoth Cave"
DescriptionCave City is the "Gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park." Mammoth Cave is the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States, second only to Niagara Falls. Welcome to Mammoth cave - the longest cave in the world and one of the first tourist attractions in America. The cave boasts an incredible 350 miles of explored and mapped passageways, though geologists estimate there could be more than 600 miles in all. Mammoth Cave National Park achieved official park status from Congress on July 1, 1941, was designated a World Heritage Site in 1981, and became an International Biosphere Reserve in 1990. Since then, millions of visitors have journeyed to south-central Kentucky to experience the grandeur of this awe-inspiring sight.

FAMILY FUN & ADVENTURE awaits you in the Cave City and Mammoth Cave Area, where your experiences will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Family Adventure is the destination theme for millions of people who visit the Mammoth Cave Area in Central Kentucky each year. From Dinosaurs to Wild Cave Tours, there are exciting adventures awaiting families who like something different.

Dinosaur World is one of the newest attractions in the cave area. This 18-acre open-air museum, sister to the original opened by Swedish immigrant Christer Svensson in Plant City, FL. in 1998, features over 100 life-size dinosaur replicas that will awe kids of all ages. Not only will your visit with the family fascinate the kids when they see a giant, 30 foot tall T-Rex, but they will also learn a lot about these giants that ruled the earth for almost 200 million years. The dinosaurs are set amid rolling hills and native vegetation, often in family groups, and their modeling and size reflect the latest scientific theories about these extinct giants. Dinosaur World is at Exit 53 off I-65. It is open every day from 8:30 am CT to dusk. In addition to the open-air exhibits, the park offers a “fossil dig” where kids can keep the prizes they find, a large gift shop, a new museum, and picnic facilities. Dinosaur World is also a favorite educational destination for teachers and school kids of all ages. For more information visit Dinosaur World at:

There are eight magnificent caves to visit in Mammoth Cave area and each one has its own unique formations and stories to tell. The most well known cave is Mammoth Cave, which offers seven different ranger guided tours. These tours offer adventure and challenge for families from casual tours to the advanced Wild Cave Tour, a grueling six-hour down and dirty experience that you will cherish for years. The other seven caves offer everything from boat rides, Indian artifacts, museums, and even the legend of Jesse James. Experiencing the caves is an adventure in “edutainment” where families can enjoy the entertainment experience as well as grasping the educational value. For more information on Mammoth Cave, Crystal Onyx Cave, Diamond Caverns, Hidden River Cave, Kentucky Caverns, Outlaw Cave, Lost River Cave, or Onyx Cave visit:

Dinosaurs and caving are just warm-ups for all the other activities that are available in the Mammoth Cave region. Hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating, golf, and other outdoor recreation activities abound for families seeking adventure in nature. Take a leisurely canoe trip on Green River and enjoy the wildlife and scenery of Mammoth Cave National Park.

Ride the chair lift or shuttle to the top Guntown Mountain and step back into history. A scenic overlook, live entertainment, exciting gunfights, saloon shows, magic shows, carnival rides, cave tours, and a haunted house will provide you with family memories to last for years.

Kentucky Action Park is another family theme park where visitors can expe
Phone 1(800) 346-8908
Phone 2(270) 773-3131
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Last Updated1/24/2005
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