Mammoth Cave National Park


310 feet below the Earth’s surface he says, “I feel like I’m in World of Warcraft.”  From the lush forest to the deep caverns, Mammoth Cave National Park feels like it is straight out of Warcraft. It fondly reminded us of the entertainment of a past life.


The history of Mammoth Cave National park runs deep and it is fascinating! We learned about Karst Topography, the 1920 Cave Wars, famed Explorer and Guide Stephen Bishop and the deadly White Nose Syndrome that has extinguished nearly 80% of the park’s bat population. I could spend hours telling you everything I learned, but where is the fun in that? You need to come here and experience it for yourself!

While there are many privately owned Caves in the area to explore, but we chose to keep our exploration in the park. Our first stop was Diamond Caverns.

After Diamond Caverns, we hit one of the most popular trails in the Park for a quick hike. At least, we thought it was a quick hike based on the mileage but we underestimated the steep hike back up to civilization. Cedar Sink is a 300 foot deep sink hole surrounded by the gorgeous forest of the park.

We visited Dixon Cave, which is not accessible to the public. Dixon is home to a large population of the Park’s endangered Indiana bat and gray bat population. It used to be connected to the main entrance of Mammoth Cave, but there was a sink hole collapse that cut the two off.

Our grand finale for the weekend was the Historic Tour at Mammoth Cave. It was a phenomenal tour! 2 hours, 2 miles and 310 feet below the Earth’s surface. We even saw a cave spider!

Mammoth Cave National Park is a must stop and would make an awesome vacation destination. There is so much to see and experience in this park. It has been one of my favorite stops!

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