A little late here, but mam oh mam did we have an amazing time at Mammoth Cave National Park. We spent the first day exploring the “surface activities” (a title I made fun of Colin for making on our itinerary). Our hike led us to a remote area where we saw a sink hole. We also walked into the only self-guided portion of the cave to see the small entrance into where you start / end some of the tours provided by rangers.
Entrance to the park is free, so we highly recommend participating in some tours. We explored the River Styx tour and the Domes and Dripstones tour. The two tours were both amazing and unique, and we enjoyed our experience more than we expected.
Each tour is around 2 hours and full of information. I was slightly freaked out to be underground and hearing “very tight spaces” was slightly concerning. However, the tour guides make you feel comfortable and I never felt claustrophobic throughout the tours. We learned so much from the rangers and tour guides. The history and uniqueness of Mammoth Cave is so intriguing, and we are so grateful we were able to experience the caves.
Mammoth Cave National Park was such an adventure and exceptional experience. We are excited to have such a fun place to explore near us.