Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Growing up, my family did a lot of traveling, and visiting National Parks was always a highlight of our trips. Since our travels were mostly in the Western states, we had not been to Mammoth Cave National Park, so I drove to Kentucky for a tour one weekend in December.

Aside from a few unmonitored roadside caves, I have only taken tours of Glenwood Caverns (Glenwood Springs, Colorado) and Penn’s Cave (Pennsylvania). My sister and I also once did a self-guided “tour” of the ice caves in Rifle Mountain Park (Rifle, Colorado).

Like each of those three, the portion of Mammoth Cave I toured had a very specific look and feel to it. I did the historic tour, which mostly consisted of traveling down vast dry corridors, leading to massive rooms.  Below are some photos from the tour.