Discover More Cave Adventures After Mammoth Cave!

Are you looking for a cave tour with smaller groups and a more personalized experience with your tour guide? While we love Mammoth Cave, we understand some visitors crave different experiences when exploring cave country. Great news: there are a couple excellent alternatives nearby for you to discover!

  1. Crystal Onyx Cave: 425 Prewitts Knob Rd Cave City, KY 42127

Crystal Onyx Cave is the only active cave in the area, constantly changing and evolving. Each visit offers a new experience, even if you have been there before. As one of Kentucky’s premier show caves, Crystal Onyx offers guided tours, a charming gift shop, and unique above-ground vintage creatures collected by owners Scott and Sara Sendko. The owners meticulously hand-poured concrete steps and walkways throughout the cave, enhancing the visitor experience since they took over in 2014. Come and see the remarkable transformations they’ve made!

2. Diamond Caverns: 1900 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Park City, KY 42160

Diamond Caverns has been captivating visitors with tours of its stunning cave for over 155 years. It is the second oldest show cave in the Central Kentucky Cave Region and the fourth oldest commercial cave in the United States. Tours depart every 30 minutes, ensuring you can join one almost immediately upon arrival. This frequent schedule keeps groups small, allowing for a more intimate experience where you can engage with the tour guides and learn more about the cave and its surrounding areas. 

      There are plenty of other activities to enjoy in the area besides cave tours! Visit our website,, to discover more exciting things to do after your Mammoth Cave tour. We’re thrilled to have you here and we hope you love it as much as we do! #betterinthebarrens #explorekentuckyscaveland