Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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July 30, 2012

Seasonal cave tours now open

MAMMOTH CAVE — Mammoth Cave National Park offers a variety of tours throughout the year, but some are only offered during certain seasons.

Tours of the cave that are available now are those that are part of the national park’s mid-summer season, which spans from June 23 to Aug. 12 and includes Labor Day weekend.

“We have a few tours offered just during that time period,” said Vickie Carson, public information officer for the national park.

Those tours are: River Styx Tour, Focus on Frozen Niagara Photo Tour and the Trog Tour.

The River Styx Tour is offered once a day.

“We go down the water level inside the cave,” said Carson.

Those who take the River Styx Tour will see what is called the Dead Sea, the banks of River Styx and a quick view of Lake Lethel.

The River Styx Tour takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and is approximately 2 ½ miles in length. It is limited to 40 people, Carson said.

“It’s the route of the historic tour but you branch off … and go down to the river level,” she said.

For the full story, read Tuesday's print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.


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