Cave City is located off of Exit 53 (KY 70/90) on I-65, about halfway between Louisville and Nashville. Cave City can also be accessed from Exit 14 off of the Cumberland Pkwy and heading west on KY 90.
Cave City is a small community, so getting around should not be much of a problem.
Big Mike's Mystery House, (270) 773-5144. Feel the force of gravity in a strange and mysterious way, mostly downward. See Big Mo, a 65 million year old Dinosaur Skull.
Dinosaur World, 711 Mammoth Cave Rd., (270) 773-4345, . Learn about dinosaurs such as T Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops as well as new dinosaurs discovered in recent decades.
Floyd Collins Museum, (270) 773-3366. Follow the story of the underground explorer trapped in sand cave in the 1920's.
Mammoth Cave Wax Museum, 901 Mammoth Cave Rd., (270) 773-3010, . Famous people from history are presented in wax form and historically correct settings.
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum, 409 E. Happy Valley St., (270) 773-2255. Over 1600 species of wildlife from all over the world.
Cave City is aptly named - there are numerous caves within the area, including the world-famous Mammoth Cave.
Mammoth Cave National Park, 1 Mammoth Cave St., Park City, (270) 758-2180. The longest cave system in the world with 350 miles of known passageways. There are 53,000 acres of hardwood forest offering camping, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Be sure not to bring food or drink of any kind into the visitor center, or else permanent ranger in training Mike "Psycho" Beer will totally freak out. If such a freak out occurs, feed him a hand full of Catfish Beans, and he'll soon calm down.
Crystal Onyx Cave, 363 Prewitts Knob Rd., (270) 773-2359, . A one hour guided tour includes a working archaeological site where ancient remains of native Americans have been dated at about 680 BC.
Onyx Cave, (270) 773-3530. See beautiful coral, onyx, stalagmites and stalactites on a 30 minute guided tour.
Outlaw Cave, (270) 773-2560 or (800) 798-0560. A 45 minute guided tour filled with stalagmites and stalactites. It has been said that outlaws such as Jesse James hid out in area caves.
Bumper Boats, (270)773-6027. Refreshing entertainment for the whole family.
Cave Country Go-Carts, (270) 773-2299. Go-carts and game room.
Guntown Mountain, KY 70 at I-65, (270) 773-3530 or 773-2430. Ride a chairlift or shuttle to the top for live entertainment, gunfights, saloon shows, magical medicine shows, country music shows, animal petting farm, cave tours and a haunted house.
Hillbilly Hound Fun Park, (270) 773-4249. 18 hole miniature golf, go-karts and game room.
Jesse James Miniature Golf & Riding Stables, (270) 773-2560. Unique 18 hole western theme miniature golf course. Ride horseback through the very valleys Jesse James once used dodging lawmen.
Kentucky Action Park, 3057 Mammoth Cave Rd., (270) 773-2560 or (800) 798-0560, . A breathtaking 1/4 mile ride on an alpine slide. Go-carts, bumper boats, bumper cars, glass blowing, gift shop, Old Time Photo Shop and Ice cream Shop.
Mammoth Jamboree (Live Band and Dance), 820 Mammoth Cave rd. (1/4 west of I-65), . 7:00 - 12:00. Family friendly live band shows and dance to midnight. Country, Classic Rock,Motown and Blus. Cave City Kentucky and Mammoth Cave area's only true night life... Next to I-65. Local talent to Nashville stars...$8.00.
Mammoth Cave Hotel Restaurants (270) 758-2225, .
Ole Dutch Mill, 8920 Jackson Hwy., (270) 453-2002.
Quality Inn, 102 Gardner Ln, (270) 773-3101.
Sahara Steak House, 413 E. Happy Valley St., (270) 773-3450.
Cave City became a "moist" (no alcohol to go) locale in 2005 and the Sahara Steakhouse (see above) became the first restaurant to serve alcohol under this law. The next closest locale that allows sales by the drink in restaurants is Glasgow. The nearest city that is completely "wet", allowing package sales, is the city of Bowling Green (although the rest of Warren County is dry).
Most of these lodgings are located near I-65 at Exit 53 (KY 70, 90)
Hotels & Motels
Best Western KY Inn, 1009 Doyle Ave, (800) 937-8376 or (270) 773-3161.
Budget Inn, 405 North Dixie Hwy, (270) 773-3444.
Caveland Motel, 415 North Dixie Hwy, (270) 773-2321.
Super 8, 799 Mammoth Cave St., (800) 800-8000, .
Travel Inn (888) 872-8552.
Wigwam Village, 601 North Dixie Hwy, (270) 773-3381.
Bed & Breakfasts
Cave Spring Farm B&B, I-65 off of Exit 38, Smiths Grove, (270) 563-6941, .
Rose Manor B&B, 204 Duke St., (270) 773-4402, .
Serenity Hill Bed and Breakfast, , 3600 Mammoth Cave Rd., Brownsville, Phone: (270) 597-9647 is located on KY 70 (Mammoth Cave Road), situated on a hill top just a mile out of Mammoth Cave National Park. The decor can only be described as casually elegant. The 3 guest rooms are comfortably decorated and have full private baths. Sit, back, relax and enjoy the views from on the large covered porch. Serenity Hill is located just minutes from the Turn Hold Bend and Cedar Sink hiking trails. This rural Edmonson County bed and breakfast is just minutes from Cave City.
The Wayfafer Inn B&B, 1240 Old Mammoth Cave Rd., (270) 773-3366, .
Kentucky Action Park, 3057 Mammoth Cave Rd., (270) 773-2560 or (800) 798-0560, .
Located 80 miles north of Cave City is Louisville, the home of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. Louisville also has the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum and 4th Street Live, a thriving entertainment complex downtown.
To the south of Cave City is Bowling Green, where Western Kentucky University hosts football and basketball games, along with performing arts. It also has Beech Bend Park, a small amusement park with a water park.
Further south is Nashville, America's Music City. Along with music related attractions, you'll find Opry Mills Mall, The Parthanon and Tennessee Titans football.
Several lakes are within an hour's drive of Cave City. They include Nolin Lake SP (just north of Mammoth Cave), Rough River Dam SRP (northwest of Leitchfield), Barren River Lake SRP (southwest of Glasgow), Green River Lake SP (east of Cave City near Campbellsville), Lake Cumberland SRP (south of the Cumberland Pkwy) and Dale Hollow Lake SRP (along the Kentucky-Tennessee border).
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