Are the National Parks in Kentucky Worth Visiting?

Kentucky has a rich history and tons of natural beauty. It’s a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs.

From the rolling hills of the Appalachians to the bustling cities of Louisville and Lexington, the Bluegrass State has something to offer everyone, including national parks.

Kentucky has nine national park units, ranging from birthplaces of important historical figures to battlefields used during the American Civil War.

However, it only has one designated as a national park. If you’re a fan of history, this state has plenty of NPS units that you’ll enjoy.

A hike on a national historic trail or walking through the longest known cave system in the world is a nature and outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

The best time to visit Kentucky is during the summer. These tend to be the dryer months with better weather for getting outdoors.

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The only designated national park in Kentucky. Near the town of Cave City, it is home to the longest known cave system in the world, with over 400 miles of explored passages.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park visitors can explore the caves through  ranger-led and self-guided tours. However, the available tours constantly change, so check their available cave tours and make a reservation before visiting.

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