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Mammoth Cave National Park excitedly reveals ‘longest cave in the world is now even longer’

  • September 16, 2021

Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave was already the longest cave system in the world.

“THE LONGEST CAVE IN THE WORLD IS NOW EVEN LONGER!!!” Mammoth Cave National Park announced on Facebook over the weekend.

An additional 8 miles of passages were mapped and explored by the nonprofit Cave Research Foundation, according to the park, which has worked with foundation volunteers for years to document newly discovered areas of Mammoth Cave.

The cave system’s known length now stands at 420 miles, and the park says “there is no end in sight.”

Visitors can take various tours of Mammoth Cave for a fee or explore on their own above ground through the park’s Beneath Your Feet program of curated trails. 

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