Things To Do in Mammoth Cave, KY

Outdoor Recreation

On the property

Private Waterfall, Cave, Hiking, 25 Acre Lake, & 3 Stocked Ponds

Our cabins are a destination and resort in and of themselves! With completely private access to a waterfall, cave, 3 miles of hiking, kayaking on the 25 acre lake, and 3 fully stocked ponds for fishing, you don’t need to drive anywhere to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family! Interested in hunting? Click here to see hunting options.

2.5 miles away

Nolin Lake State Park

A 5,795-acre lake makes Nolin Lake State Park a peaceful destination for recreation and relaxation. The campground offers all the natural scenery and comforts you expect, without the crowds. Enjoy the lake from the sand beach or launch your watercraft from the boat ramp. The park has a picnic pavilion, tables, and grills, for family outings and group events. Enjoy biking, birding, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, playgrounds, swimming, and more! You can learn more about Nolin Lake State Park here.

Terry Watts

2.5 miles away

Nolin Fishing Guide Services by Terry watts

Go fishing at Nolin Lake with pro angler Terry Watts! Terry is an experienced angler and aquatic educator with over 40 years of experience in bass fishing.  You can book fishing trips with Terry from Monday through Saturday. You can learn more about Terry, his rates, what to bring, and fishing conditions on his website

Blue Holler OffRoad Park

4.4 miles away

Blue Holler OffRoad Park

Adventure seekers will love Blue Holler Offroad Park, offering over 1000+ acres for all types of ATV’s and offroad vehicles. If you don’t have a vehicle, you can rent one on-site. They are located at 3869 Nolin Dam Road in Mammoth Cave, KY.  Learn more here on their website.

4.6 miles away

Double J Stables and Horseman's Campground

Experience guided trail rides on horseback in beautiful Mammoth Cave National Park. Private rides are available by appointment only. Their horses are very calm and gentle, and can accommodate riders as young as 6 years old, first time nervous riders, and even those with a little more experience. You can also camp with or without your own horse, and amenities are provided for both people and horses. Learn more here on their website.

7.2 miles away

Big Hollow Trailhead

Big Hollow North and South Loops Trail is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mammoth Cave, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Click here for directions via Google Maps.

Mammoth Cave National Park

12.2 miles away

Mammoth Cave National Park

Beneath the sandstone-capped ridges of Mammoth Cave National Park lies the most extensive cave system on earth, with over 400 miles of passageway mapped and surveyed. And yet after 5,000 years of intermittent exploration, the full extent of this water-formed labyrinth remains a mystery. Explore the cave, or enjoy many outdoor activities above ground! Click here to plan your trip.

Crystal Onyx Cave

37 miles away

Crystal Onyx Cave

Crystal Onyx is one of Kentucky’s premier show caves with spectacular beauty throughout. You will be walking among a vast and diversified array of formations up close throughout the cave on your one hour, one half mile tour. Tour group size is small with a comfortable pace and plenty of stops so you can see all of nature’s wonders, take pictures, relax and enjoy. Plan your trip here on their website.

43.6 miles away

Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave’s historic underground boat tour is a great eco-adventure for all ages. Enjoy their guided tours, hiking trails, activities, and their charming gift shop located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Open year round. You can learn more and plan your visit here on their website.


Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

27.6 miles away

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

An interactive, Australian themed animal park with a beautiful, historic cave on site. Roam with kangaroos, become a tree perch for Rainbow Lorikeets as you feed them nectar, watch border collies work their magic with sheep, take a 30-minute guided cave tour, and visit an interactive animal and bird show. All for one price! Open year-round. Plan your visit here.

34.6 miles away

Dinosaur World

See giant, life-sized models of dinosaurs! A place where families and classes learn, have fun, or just enjoy a quiet encounter with the lifelike animals. Dinosaur World Kentucky is just a short drive from Mammoth Cave National Park off Interstate 65. Here you can dig for fossils, pan for minerals, play at our playgrounds, see artifacts in our indoor museum… and so much more!
Plan your trip to Dinosaur World Kentucky here.


Froggett's Guntown Mountain

34.7 miles away

Froggett's Guntown Mountain

Since its original opening in the late 60’s, Guntown Mountain has been a staple of South Central Kentucky. Now open under new management, Froggett’s Guntown Mountain offers a step back in time. Not only to the Wild West, but a nostalgic rollercoaster ride for anybody with fond memories of the park when they were children, and an all new experience for today’s youth that will surely live on for years and years to come. Learn more here.

Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

35.7 miles away

Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

Explore nearly 14,000 square feet of exhibit area containing rare and exotic animals such as tigers, lions, bears, leopards, deer, sheep, ox, and much more. But the museum doesn’t stop at the big animals; they also have a huge selection of marine life, insects, birds, and many more creatures. Kids love this museum because they can get much closer to the animals than they could in a zoo. So bring your camera and take some memories home! Learn more here on their website.

37.2 miles away

National Corvette Museum

Perfect for the sports car lover, The National Corvette Museum opened in 1994 as an educational tribute to America’s sports car. The Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, known worldwide as the home of the Corvette. Every Corvette in the world since 1981 is assembled at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant located just ¼ mile from the National Corvette Museum. Plan your visit here on their website.

Beech Bend

41.6 miles away

Beech Bend

Beech Bend Park is an amusement park, campground and automobile race track located just outside of Bowling Green. Home to a growing amusement park with a large expanding waterpark, 40+ rides, and Top 25 Roller Coaster worldwide!
Learn more and get your tickets here.


2.4 miles away

Blue Holler Cafe

12.1 miles away

Green River Grill

14.7 miles away

Sherry’s Red Roof Restaurant

16.4 miles away

Mis Amigos Mexican Grill

17.2 miles away

Waldens BBQ

17.2 miles away

Bertie's Ice Cream

24.3 miles away

Porky Pig Diner

40.2 miles away

The Bistro