Mammoth Cave National Park Star Party
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mammoth Cave National Park Star Party

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK News Release

Release Date:  September 24, 2019

Contact:  Molly Schroer, Molly_Schroer@nps.gov, 270-758-2192   

Mammoth Cave National Park Star Party 

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., September 24, 2019. – Mammoth Cave National Park will celebrate Astronomy Day with a Mammoth Cave Star Party from 6:30 pm to 9 pm CT on Saturday, October 5. Event participants will meet outside of the park’s visitor center where they will be able to view planets and other night sky delights through telescopes provided by the park.

Astronomy Day celebrates the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. Mammoth Cave National Park strives to preserve the park’s dark sky view shed for the enjoyment of park visitors and for the well being of wildlife and habitat. Ranger-led stargazing programs offer the opportunity for visitors to experience unfettered views of the starry night and evoke a new appreciation for the park’s dark sky environment. 

Star Party participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes to set up during the event. The Star Party program is subject to cancellation in the event of cloudy skies, severe weather or heavy rain. 

For more information on the Mammoth Cave Star Party, please call 270-758-2180, or visit www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.

For more information on the National Park Service Night Skies program, please visit nps.gov/subjects/nightskies.

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Mammoth-on
Sep
29
7:00 AM07:00

Mammoth-on

SAVE THE DATE!! September 29th is the 2019 Mammoth-on!! This fun, family-friendly event grows larger every year!
Challenge yourself or just have fun with friends and family as you Cave, Hike, and Bike one of the most unique Triathlons in the world.

Optional Activities:
- Walk the Historic Tour route inside Mammoth Cave.
- Hike two miles on a beautiful, woodland trail.
- Ride a bike along the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail to Park City.

Friends of Mammoth Cave will provide water stations along the way at Sloans Pond, Diamond Caverns and at Bells Tavern Park.

REGISTER NOW!!
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Mammoth Cave National Park Celebrates Public Lands Day with Free Cave Tour
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mammoth Cave National Park Celebrates Public Lands Day with Free Cave Tour

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK News Release

Release Date:  September 17, 2019

Contact:  Molly Schroer, Molly_Schroer@nps.gov, 270-758-2192                    

Mammoth Cave National Park Celebrates Public Lands Day with Free Cave Tour

Mammoth Cave National Park will offer the Discovery cave tour from 10 am to 3 pm for free on Saturday, September 28, in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Public Lands Day is the nationwide opportunity to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire resource stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.  

The free Discovery tour is a self-guided tour and will allow participants to visit one of the cave’s largest rooms, the Rotunda, and explore the history and geologic origins of the Mammoth Cave system. No reservations are required, but participants must pick up tickets in the visitor center before starting the tour at the Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave. The tour will travel approximately ¾-mile into the cave with participants being required to walk down and up a steep hill as well as navigate 160 steps on the tour.

For more information about Mammoth Cave National Park events, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

National Public Lands Day falls on Cave Country’s Trail Town Weekend when several outdoor recreational opportunities are being held across Kentucky’s cave country from September 27-29. Planned events hosted by Cave Country Trails include an organized bicycle ride, group horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking on the Green and Nolin Rivers, and a running event in the local community. In addition, Friends of Mammoth Cave will host the 5th Annual Mammoth-on, America’s only cave walk, trail hike, and bicycle triathlon on Sunday, September 29 at 8 am. 

For more details on all of the events taking place during Trail Town Weekend, please visit the Friends of Mammoth Cave on Facebook at Facebook.com/MammothFriends and Cave Country Trails on Facebook Facebook.com/CaveCountryTrails.  

 

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