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Title: Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky. It is the longest cave system known in the world.


1
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National
Park in central Kentucky. It is the longest cave
system known in the world.
Here you can see the waterfall into historical
entrance of Mammoth Cave.
2
Many cave creatures are uniquely adapted to their
environment, which may seem strange to us but is
normal to them.
3
Here, a cave cricket sits on a limestone in
Mammoth Cave. (From tip of front leg to tip of
back leg, the cricket is about 3 inches long.)
4
Broadway of Mammoth Cave is one of the many huge
passageways dissolved in the layered limestone of
the park. The cave is immense this room is
several stories high.
5
In Mammoth Cave you can see gypsum flowers.
Limestone (calcium carbonate) often has a little
gypsum (calcium sulfate), which makes formations
with this distinctive appearance.
6
In Mammoth Cave there are channels in limestone
produced by dissolution of limestone in acidic
groundwater.
7
Passage in Mammoth Cave probably started as a
vertical crack, which was widened by dissolution
of the limestone rock into acidic groundwaters
flowing along the crack.
8
The National Park Service offers several cave
tours to visitors. Many of the most famous
features of the cave, such as Grand Avenue,
Frozen Niagara, and Fat Man's Misery, can be seen
on lighted tours ranging from one to six hours in
length. Two tours, lit only by visitor-carried
paraffin lamps, are popular alternatives to the
electric-lit routes. On the picture you can see
Frozen Niagara section of Mammoth Cave.
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