Many people visiting Mammoth Cave ask, “May we visit the cave without a guided tour?” The answer is yes! This self-guided tour requires a ticket, and proceeds into the Historic Entrance. Focusing on early history and prehistory of the cave, this section of cave houses many great artifacts.
Can you just walk around Mammoth Cave?
Touring the cave is the main attraction, but there are also miles of above ground trails that wind through the hills and forests in the area. With one day, you can take one or two tours of the cave and walk the nature trails. Two days allows you to spend more time in the underground world of Mammoth Cave.
Do you have to pay to see Mammoth Cave?
Fees & Passes
Entry to Mammoth Cave National Park and its surface features is free of charge. There is, however, a charge to tour the cave, stay in campgrounds, or reserve picnic shelters.
Can you drive through Mammoth Cave?
Mammoth Cave National Park Scenic Drive is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
One of these features is the Bottomless Pit, situated just beyond the rockfall known as Giant’s Coffin. This pit has a depth of about 105 feet. Directly above the pit is a dome-shaped circular “well” some 63 feet high.
Has anyone died in Mammoth Cave?
One of the two remaining stone in Mammoth Cave, built in 1842-43 to accommodate patients with tuberculosis. As the weeks wore on, five patients ultimately died inside the cave, their bodies laid out on what is now known as corpse rock.