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Watson Wander: That’s one mammoth cave

From the bloggers at Watson Wander.

There’s no doubt that the underground world is a fascinating one. Ever since we visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and were blown away by the surreal beauty of the underground formations, caves have been on our radar. And when we decided to visit Kentucky, a stop at Mammoth Cave National Park was a must.

The campground located in the national park made out visit super convenient. I’m not sure what it’s like at other times of the year, but right now all the sites are first-come-first-serve, and when we arrived on Saturday only a handful were occupied. Most of the RV sites are pull-thrus, and ours was the perfect size for us to fit into without unhooking, which was preferable since we only planned to stay one night.

Unlike Carlsbad Caverns, where we spent hours exploring on our own, the only way to see Mammoth Cave is on a guided tour. We started looking at the tours about a month ago, but since we didn’t want to commit yet, held off on reserving until a week prior. By that time our choice of tours was limited to a short 45 minute stroll, or a 2 hour lantern lit tour. Exploring a cave by lantern sounded awesome and we quickly signed up for the Sunday morning Great Onyx Lantern Tour ($18 per person).

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