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Mammoth Cave National Park: The Longest Cave in the World and Much More; Katherine Gallagher; TreeHugger

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Explore Mammoth Cave National Park with Katherine Gallagher’s list of 10 mind-blowing facts, including its unique karst topography, springs, caves, and rich history.

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These national parks facts will shock you; Jon Waterman; National Geographic

Photo: Khairil Azhar Junos

From the largest canyon in the world to the tallest living tree, here are 12 American parks with amazing wonders.

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When Tuberculosis Patients Quarantined Inside Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave; Leo DeLuca; Smithsonian Magazine

Photo: Mark C Stevens

In the early 1840s, believing the air was therapeutic, Kentucky doctor John Croghan ran a consumption sanatorium deep underground…

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Seven Remarkable Caves to Explore in Kentucky; Smithsonian Magazine

Seven Remarkable Caves to Explore in Kentucky

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Guide to Visiting Mammoth Cave National Park
; Margaret Littman; AARP

This Kentucky national park is known for having the world’s longest known cave system. From hiking to tours and more, here’s how to plan a trip.

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Travel: Kentucky’s underground rock star: Mammoth Cave National Park; Michael Schroeder; Washington Post

Weeks before Michael Schroeder actually headed to Mammoth Cave National Park for a weekend trip, and a day after he’d booked several guided cave tours, he encircled his chest with a tape measure.

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Enslaved Tour Guide Stephen Bishop Made Mammoth Cave the Must-See Destination It Is Today; Joy Lanzendorfer; Smithsonian.com

In the 1830s and ’40s, the pioneering spelunker mapped out many of the underground system’s most popular spots…

Source: Enslaved Tour Guide Stephen Bishop Made Mammoth Cave the Must-See Destination It Is Today

Weary of Winter Already? It’s Always Cozy in Mammoth Cave; Amy Kneuven Brownlee; Cincinnati Magazine

You could fly to Florida for a cold-weather getaway, or you could go underground.

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Kentucky Is Home to the World’s Largest Cave System; Matt Kirouac; The Culture Trip

With more than 400 miles (642.7 kilometers) of mapped passageways, Mammoth Cave is a subterranean world of mystery and discovery.

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150 Years Ago, A Cincinnati Photographer Brought Mammoth Cave Into Focus; Leo DeLuca; WVXU

In 1866, Cincinnati photographer Charles Waldack snapped the nation’s first cave photos. Some say they may be the first in the world. Practical photography had been around less than 30 years, and while success was uncertain, these photos helped put Mammoth Cave—now a UNESCO World Heritage Site—on the map.

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