About Cave City Tourism

Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission was formed in 1978, the first tourism commission formed for a 4th Class City. The Tourism Commission is the managing entity of the Cave City Convention Center located at 502 Mammoth Cave St., Cave City, KY. The Cave City Convention Center opened in 1980, the first convention center located outside a major metropolitan area.

The Commission is funded by a 4% Transient Room Tax and 3% Restaurant Tax as allowed by Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 91A.350-400.

The Tourism Commission meetings and operations are governed and regulated by:
Kentucky Open Records and Meeting Law

As defined by KRS 65A.10-90, the Cave City Tourist & Convention Commission is subject to reporting criteria for Special Purpose Government Entities. Budget, Amended Budgets and Audit documents are available for public access at:
Special Purpose Government Entities

Kentucky Procurement Code
Kentucky Revised Statutes – KRS Chapter 45A

  • Nick Patel – Lodging – Chair
  • Gina Lyon – Mayor – Vice-Chair
  • Wandel Strange – Chamber of Commerce – Secretary/Treasurer
  • DeLynn Buckingham – Restaurant
  • Vic Patel – Lodging
  • Emily Moss – Lodging
  • Kerry Mears – Mayor

Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 1:00 pm, at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave St., Cave City, KY 42127.

Cave City Tourist & Convention Commission

Cave City Tourist & Convention Commission offers 50/50 grant reimbursement opportunities to non-profit or community groups with direct tourism impact to the community. Grants are not available for capital improvement or operating costs.

Download the guidelines and application for your convenience here, or call 270-773-3131 for additional information.

Cave City Tourist Grant Guidelines – rev