Mammoth Cave, located in Kentucky, USA is known to be the world’s longest cave system. Its official name is Mammoth-Flint Ridge Cave System and recognized to be a national park in the year 1941. Its vast area is measured at 21,382 hectares with borders in Barren, and Hart Country in the east, and Green River in the center. The cave’s passage ways are measured at 390 miles, which is twice of South Dakota’s Jewel Cave which is only at 150 miles. Visitors who want to explore can take advantage of cave tours where Frozen Niagara, Fat Man’s Misery and Grand Avenue are seen. One of the tour’s most popular attractions is the Echo River Tour where visitors are riding on a boat while passing by the underground river.
Inside the cave are different bat species such as Gray bat, big brown bat, Indiana bat, little brown bat and the Eastern pipistrelle bat. Aside from bats, visitors will also find crickets, cave salamander, cave fish, cave shrimp and cave crayfish. After visiting the bats, there are many activities tourist shouldn’t miss like horseback riding, camping, trekking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, cave tours, sightseeing and the most of all, picture taking.
Kentucky has a moderate climate with warm and moist conditions. For those who want to stay for several days, accommodations are readily available around the park at reasonable prices. Mammoth Cave is only open during the winter from November 7 until March 16 845AM-510PM and spring season from March 17 until May 27 8AM-615PM.