Mammoth Cave National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve located in south central Kentucky, recently made headlines for adding 6 miles to the world’s largest cave system, which is now at 426 explored miles.
Mammoth Cave National Park: The Longest Cave in the World and Much More; Katherine Gallagher; TreeHugger
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.
When Tuberculosis Patients Quarantined Inside Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave; Leo DeLuca; Smithsonian Magazine
In the early 1840s, believing the air was therapeutic, Kentucky doctor John Croghan ran a consumption sanatorium deep underground…
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.
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.
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…
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.
With more than 400 miles (642.7 kilometers) of mapped passageways, Mammoth Cave is a subterranean world of mystery and discovery.