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Mammoth Cave offers free tours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

New Trail At Mammoth Cave Features Better Accessibility
Posted at 4:50 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 04:50:00-05

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Mammoth Cave National Park is offering free tours in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

The park can accommodate 70 people on each Mammoth Passage tour. The free tours on Jan. 20 will depart from the visitor center at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CST.

The three-quarter-mile, 1 1/4-hour tour requires a walk down and up a steep path to the Historic Entrance and includes 160 steps. The tour explores a canyon passageway and discusses a 19th century saltpeter mining operation and the cave's geologic origins.

Tour participants must pick up their free tickets in the visitor center before the tour.