Guntown Mountain

Guntown Mountain Kentucky is one of the most popular family Kentucky attractions in the Mammoth Cave area and offers guests a chance to explore the re-creation of a Wild West town.

Activities at Guntown Mountain include recreation of gunfights on the streets of the Wild West town and a chance to learn about the history of the notorious Jesse James, who according to Kentucky history legends, robbed an area bank and then hid out in one of the nearby Kentucky caves. Stroll along one of the recreated streets and see what life was like back in the old days or marvel at one of the many magic shows that are put on by professional magicians.

Dancing to some live country western music in the theatre is also a good way to relax in Guntown Mountain Cave City.

The Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum is another point of interest at Guntown Mountain. The museum is home to some of the rarest animals in the world, including the Snow Leopard. Tourists are sometimes surprised to see deer and ox species living right at the Wildlife Museum. Just like the Louisville Zoo, another one of Kentucky"s great attractions, the animals enjoy being in environments that are similar to their natural habitats.

Smith’s Country store should also be on the top of your list of Cave City attractions. You can rest assure that the store isn’t just focused on the basics—visitors can attest to the variety of jams, jellies, and relishes that make for a delicious treat after a day of exploring. You can smell the famous Smoked Sausage from well outside of the store. You may want to indulge in some goodies right in the store and purchase some as a way to remember your Guntown Mountain Cave City trip.

There are so many other Cave City attractions worth exploring that visitors could spend an entire week exploring the attractions. A must see site on your visit to Guntown Mountain Kentucky is the nearby Mammoth Cave National Park, which is reportedly the largest cave system in the world with nearly 348 miles of paths and even more that haven’t even been discovered. The park is such a treasure that it is considered to be a United Nations World Heritage Monument.

The interior of the Kentucky caves are absolutely breathtaking. The limestone walls were shaped millions of years ago, and visitors can see evidence of earth’s changing landscape right before their eyes.

There are 14 different tours offered at Mammoth Cave, ranging from tours that focus on how Kentucky history relates to the cave to Kentucky tours for geology enthusiasts. Visitors should be sure to bring their hiking shoes and note that some of the terrain you will climb can be tiring.

If you aren’t in the best shape of your life, there is no need to worry. The Travertine tour is less strenuous than some of the other Kentucky hiking cave tours, but is just as informative. Visitors will be taken through ¼ of a mile of the cave and will learn about the natural processes that formed the cave formations.

Be on the lookout for bats during your tour, but don’t worry, they won’t make contact with you. Most visitors don’t realize that so many species of bats, such as Eastern Small-footed, Gray, and Indiana bats, have made their home in the caves for years.

Don’t spend all of your time down in the Mammoth caves while at Guntown Mountain Cave City. There is a lot going on above ground as well. The park land of Mammoth National Park covers 52,000 acres of wilderness that is considered one of the best Kentucky vacation spots for Kentucky hiking and wildlife viewing.

Consider spending your next Kentucky trip visiting Guntown Mountain. You won’t be disappointed with Cave City attractions and the many things to do at Guntown Mountain Kentucky.

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