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Getting to Mammoth Cave National Park
Driving to Mammoth Cave
The primary access to the park is via I-65. From the north, take exit 53 and turn right onto KY-70. Follow the signs into the park and to the cave area. From the south, take exit 48 and turn left onto KY-255 into the park.
If you’d like to plot directions from your location use the interactive map below. The marker shows the location of the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center.
Flying to Mammoth Cave
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Mammoth Cave, listed in order of distance. For each airport we provide direct links to browse available flights and cars. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
Louisville International Airport (SDF)
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, 88 miles by car to Mammoth Cave
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, 99 miles by car to Mammoth Cave
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
Located near Knoxville, Tennessee, 191 miles by car to Mammoth Cave
Official Park Maps
Below are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Mammoth Cave Trail Map.