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Visiting Mammoth Cave National Park

Planning a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park Basics

Region: Southeast

Park Size: 52,830 acres (82.55 sq miles) (213.80 sq km)

Location: Edmonson, Hart, and Barren counties

Closest Cities: Brownsville, Kentucky

Busy Season: April to October

Visitation: 551,590 (in 2019)

How much does Mammoth Cave National Park Cost?

Mammoth Cave National Park does not charge an entrance fee but cave tours are available at an separate fee.

When is Mammoth Cave National Park Open?

Mammoth Cave National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Mammoth Cave National Park?

Yes, Mammoth Cave is one of the most dog-friendly National Parks. Dogs are welcome on most of the park’s trails, but not allowed in the cave. Please review the Mammoth Cave Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Mammoth Cave.

Where are Mammoth Cave National Park’s visitor centers?

Mammoth Cave Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Mammoth Cave National Park

The National Park known as Mammoth Cave National Park sits on ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Adena, ?????? ???? ???? ??^??^(Osage) land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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