One morning I woke-up and thought “You know what we should do today? Go spelunking for six hours on the Mammoth Cave wild cave tour.”
OK, it didn’t go down quite like that. But six hours of spelunking through Mammoth Cave National Park is what ended up happening.
Mammoth Cave National Park is the closest National Park to our current home, so of course we have been there several times. It’s also where I bought my cancelation stamp book and got my first stamps. (You want to be obsessed with this, too. Go here to learn about it.)
The park, which has no entry fee, spans over 52,000 acres. Above ground that means some really pretty central Kentucky hiking. Below ground that means more than 82 square miles of pitch black winding cave passages filled with bats, cave crickets and other critters of darkness. The National Park makes up on a small portion of what is generally considered to be the longest cave system in the world. And thanks to the park you can go in there.
Sounds fun, huh?