Mammoth Cave

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Officials say a section of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky will be closed for more than a year for renovations.

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Mammoth Cave National Park has reopened to the public following the end of the partial federal government shutdown.

Friends of Mammoth Cave

The partial government shutdown has suspended visitor services at national parks, but the message has not reached many people arriving at one of Kentucky’s most popular sites.

Mammoth Cave National Park

The shutdown of the federal government has impacted one of Kentucky’s most popular tourist destinations - Mammoth Cave National Park. 

This is the Dec. 28 recorded phone message at the Kentucky destination that’s considered the world's longest known cave system with more than 400 miles of surveyed passageways:

 

The shutdown of the federal government has impacted one of Kentucky’s most popular tourist destinations - Mammoth Cave National Park. 

This is the Dec. 28 recorded phone message at the Kentucky destination that’s considered the world's longest known cave system with more than 400 miles of surveyed passageways:

“Thank you for calling Mammoth Cave National Park. Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent partial shutdown of the federal government, Mammoth Cave National Park will not operate cave tours, provide visitor services, or operate the Green River Ferry during the government shutdown. Park roads, lookouts and trails will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.”


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A popular tourist attraction in southern Kentucky is offering complimentary tours to honor Veterans Day. 

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A Barren County man has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Horse Cave and its police department. 

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Mammoth Cave officials say a popular trail tour has been running twice a day after a project making it safer finished. 

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An executive order from the White House has hiring at Mammoth Cave National Park in limbo. 

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