Free Cave Tours During National Park Week This Week

Mammoth Cave Natural Entrance

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In celebration of National Park Week this week, a number of National Parks are offering free cave tours until April 29th.

Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park has two free cave tours to choose from, the Mammoth Cave Discovery Tour and the Mammoth Passage Tour. In addition to the free cave tours, the park has a Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 28th.

Meanwhile South Dakota’s Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park will be offering their own free tours. Jewel Cave’s half mile Scenic Tour and short 30-minute Discovery tour will be available, as well as Wind Cave one hour long Garden of Eden Tour.

In New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park the entrance fees for all self-guided cave tours have been waived, although fees for audio guides and ranger guided tours still apply.

Besides the free cave tours, parks will be holding special activities on the surface throughout the week.

During National Park Week, all free tours are available on a first come first serve basis.

Jewel Cave and Wind Cave Celebrate National Park Week [Wind Cave National Park] & Mammoth Cave offering 2 free tours during National Park Week [Yahoo News] & Little Argus – April 24, 2012 [Current-Argus]

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