It’s Actually Bananas How Long This Kentucky Cave System is (3.37 Million Bananas to Be Exact)
Did you know Kentucky is home to the longest cave system in the world? It's True!
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Kentucky Cave System is 3.37 Million Bananas Long
Do you remember when everything on the internet would have a banana next to it "for scale?" Well, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky has taken that meme and actually used bananas for scale to show just how incredibly long the cave system for Mammoth Cave actually is.
Mammoth Cave National Park on Facebook said the following about how many bananas long the cave system actually is:
Mammoth Cave is approximately 3.37 million bananas long (banana for scale)….which equals to about 426 miles (686 km) of surveyed passageway! While we know that Mammoth Cave is by far the longest cave on the planet, we haven't discovered all of it yet! Park partners like the Cave Research Foundation (CRF) are continuously mapping and surveying of the cave to help us better understand our resource.Want to learn more about cave mapping and research? Check out this link! https://www.nps.gov/maca/learn/cave-mapping.htm
It's true what they say, you DO learn something new every day.
Kentucky is Home to the Longest Cave System in the World
Did you know that the Mammoth Cave system is so massive that it's the longest in the entire world? And what's even more bananas (see what I did there?) is the cave is constantly "growing" as it seems like every year cave researchers keep discovering more passages that had previously gone undiscovered, so Mammoth Cave is growing all the time!
Visit Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park is about a 2-hour drive from Evansville, and it's definitely a place you'll want to visit and plan plenty of time to explore! They have everything from hiking trails, campsites, lodging, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and of course Mammoth Cave.
If you want to plan a visit to Mammoth Cave National Park, you can find more information on booking your trip, here. Be sure to book a cave tour!
See Incredible Photos from Inside Kentucky's Mammoth Cave
The world's longest cave system is located in Kentucky, and it is absolutely worth the short drive from the Tri-State to take a tour and see these incredible sights. Here are some photos taken by Photo by Kevin L. Bruner during a trip to Mammoth Cave.