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These photos were taken May 4th & 5th.
The Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky was one of the highlights of our road trip. Mammoth Cave NP is located at the Cave City exit off of Route 65. We picked a hotel off of Rt 65 in Bowling Green Kentucky which was 26 miles from the park entrance.
Tours through the cave are so popular we reserved our tours a month or so before our trip. The Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the world, with over 400 miles explored. We spent 2 nights and 3 days in the area, exploring the cave and went on some hikes in the park.
Images are from our first afternoon in Mammoth Cave NP, we walked down the trail to the Green River and to see the opening for the Historic Entrance of the cave. I noticed a lot of wildflowers along the trail, wild turkeys were seen on the road into the park, birds nest , Indigo Bunting silhouette, trail sign.
This is the trail down to the Green River and to the Historic Entrance of the Mammoth Cave.
Down the steps is the Historic Cave entrance. Hubby had a reservation to take the guided tour the next morning.
The Green River, it really is green.
Not open to the public, but below is a wet entrance/exit into or out of the cave. It reminds me of a trip & cruise we took years ago, stopping in Belize we went on a river caving excursion.
We saw a few deer laying on the ground off the trail.
The wild turkeys were one of the birds we saw often, mostly along the park road.
I will share more of the Mammoth Cave tours on another post. Hubby is a spelunker, which is a person who likes to explore caves. We have also been to Carlsbad Caves in New Mexico, you can check out my post on Carlsbad by clicking on the sidebar link.
I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.
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