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Wild Weekend: Stay and Play at Mammoth Cave National Park

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky; December 7, 2009  - Those looking to "get off the grid" for a weekend can truly do so at Mammoth Cave National Park - by taking plunge 300 feet underground on the Wild Cave Tour of Mammoth Cave. Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world and this is the most elaborate tour offered by the national park rangers. The tour is limited to 14 people and covers a distance of 5 ½ miles. The spelunking is challenging featuring heights that involve free-climbing cave walls; lengthy crawls through areas as tight as 9 inches high; walking in a crouched position; hand and knee crawls over jagged rocks and dirt; crawling through wet areas; twisting into and out of tight crawlway openings - but rewarding. Highlights include historic landmarks such as Carmichael Entrance, Cleaveland Avenue, Split Rock, Snowball Room, Boone Avenue, various areas off developed tour trails, Frozen Niagara Tour route. At the end of the day, tired cave explorers can retire to the Mammoth Cave Hotel - mere steps from the actual cave. 

 Media Contact: Heather Miller, 970.568.7423,,,  Photos available.  Click here for Media Kit.






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