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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park is a wonderful place to visit with your family. The caves are amazing and you'll learn a lot of Ky. History. The two mile walk may be a bit for much as well all the stairs. Mammoth Cave has a problem. The problem is that anyone who hasn't experienced a cave is going to expect what they see in the movies. A huge cavern with millions of stalactites, glittering crystals, and underground lakes. And sure, there is a bit of that here. But that is about 5% of the experience. The rest is a tour through a lot of brown rock. And sure, that sounds like I am minimizing it or making it sound not worth it. On the contrary. For someone like me that appreciates history and the natural world, this place is pretty cool. And until I visited I wasn't aware of just how much there is to do above ground. Hiking, camping, canoeing, etc. There is a hotel and a restaurant. There is way more here than the caves. The Visitor Center is the place to start. Here you can walk through a small museum to see a bit about how the cave has existed through history. You can choose your tour and board buses to the various jumping off points. Depending on what tour you choose you will walk. A lot. Up stairs, down stairs. Through narrow corridors. There will be moments of amazement. Just don't expect the caves to blow you away unless you can really appreciate the geology and history behind it.


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