Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park contains more than 70 miles of backcountry trails through forested Kentucky hills for hikers, horseback riders, and bicyclists. Several front country trails lead to special places like Cedar Sink, Sand Cave, and Turnhole Bend. Mammoth Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. Tours of Mammoth Cave have been offered since 1816.
Cave tours often sell out during the summer and early fall seasons, and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations are the only way to ensure a spot on a tour is available for your party. Please plan accordingly by visiting Recreation.gov or calling 877-444-6777 to secure your tickets in advance. Availability of walk-up tickets is not guaranteed.
If you're looking for adventure, there's no better place to find it than Kentucky's Caves, Lakes & Corvettes region, where you can experience some of the most magnificent natural attractions and full-throttle adventures in the Bluegrass State.
If you are looking for a place to begin exploring this area, this KY tourism site is the place to begin!
For over 140 years Historic Diamond Caverns has offered tours of Kentucky's most beautiful cave. Presented by state-of-the-art lighting, Diamond Caverns features intricate drapery deposits lining the halls in cascades of naturally colorful calcite. Thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone formations decorate the cathedral-like chambers.
We are open rain or shine, we open on time. All tours sold first come, first served 9am - 5pm. Call (270) 749-2233.
Welcome to Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum! Our historic tour will take you through one of Kentucky's largest & most scenic historic cave entrances where two subterranean rivers flow over one-hundred feet below ground. You'll pass the remnants of a turn-of-the-century hydroelectric generating system that once supplied the town overhead with water & electricity.
The American Cave Museum has been called “a little bit of the Smithsonian in rural Kentucky.” Discover the history and science of America’s natural caverns through educational and informative exhibits.
Admission to the museum is FREE for all ages! Take a self-guided tour of two floors featuring exhibits on karst geology, groundwater, archaeology and the many uses of caves. Your admission also allows you to explore the nature area in the cave entrance and ends at the cave’s observation overlook.
Your visit to Kentucky Cave Country will not be complete without an in-depth look at the fascinating world of caves.
Come and pet a kangaroo at Kentucky Down Under!
Tour historic Mammoth Onyx Cave with formations from the beginning to the end. Watch awesome herding dogs work magic with a flock of sheep. Visit with the largest marsupials on Earth. Become a roost for Rainbow Lorikeets as you feed them nectar. Have an encounter at one of our animal or bird shows. See if you are the best shot in your group at our Snowy River Range. This and much more...
Jesse James Riding Stables has been family owned & operated & a well known staple of generation after generation of family's annual vacations, for over half a century. Anyone's family & friends, ages 2 to 90 can easily enjoy a scenic guided trail upon one of our gentle horses, in cave country. Explore over 500 acres of trails, where Jesse James once robbed banks and stage coaches. Jesse was well known to be hiding out in caves, such as our very own popularly toured Outlaw Cave. We are one of the largest and oldest stables in KY. We have received multiple certificates of excellence from both TripAdvisor & our many guests, year after year. We currently offer a 2 mile trail (formerly known as, our popular 1-hr trail) on Saturdays and Sundays throughout April. This trail makes a full circle to the back of our beautiful valley.
Our Outlaw Cave has awe inspiring columns and mammoth flowstone surround you as you wonder at the beauty while you hear a little bit about outlaws.
Our western themed Mini Golf is the largest course in the Cave area.
Adventures of Mammoth Cave, located in Cave City, Kentucky, is the first and original Canopy-styled tour in the state. The course houses two separate courses that travel across 5 Zip Lines Spanning over 60 acres of rolling-high-ridged hills. A primary course of 5 ziplines and a secondary course that includes four ziplines, and each course carries its own weight restrictions. The Lines will have you weaving in and out of deep green canopies and over lush open meadows, traveling anywhere from 600 feet to 950 feet at speeds of 20 to 40 MPH.
They also offer: horse back riding, mountain e-bike rentals, canoe and kayak rentals and an aerial challenge course.
Lost River Cave Boat Tours - Board the boat and take a journey into history. Folklore and facts come together to provide unforgettable stories of Lost River Cave as an ancient native hunting ground, a Civil War campground for both the Union and Confederacy, a hideout for the infamous outlaw Jesse James, and a swinging underground 1930’s nightclub. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are highly recommended.
Conveniently located near Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is an attraction dedicated to the giants of years past. With over 20-acres to explore, you will find yourself wandering amongst some of the most feared predators ever to walk the planet. Dinosaur World offers a unique, natural setting featuring a lush garden setting and paved walkways where you will encounter a wide variety of dinosaurs representing many diverse and unusual species.
- Wander among hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs in a natural setting
- Coolers encouraged – bring your own healthy snacks and drinks
- Interactive exhibits capture your kids’ imaginations
- Dino-themed playground features slides, swings and all-around family fun
- Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome
- Our 5,000 sq ft gift shop offers great values on prehistoric artifacts as well as toys, games and gorgeous geodes
- Field Trip rates for school trips Monday through Friday