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Added in: january 2014
Last Modified in: january 2014

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Due to the size of this cave system in Kentucky it is called Mammoth Caves. This is the largest cave system on Earth with more than 550 kilometers of corridors that manifest themselves at different levels.

The caves were formed by dissolution of limestone by an underground water flow from the Pennyroyal Plateau to the Green River. Through further incision of the Green River, the underground rivers continue to carve into the limestone cave. Several levels of corridors have been formed in the course of millions of years.

The national park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Some of the caves can be visitted. See the Website for more info.

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Mammoth Caves is located in the south of the state of Kentucky between Nashville and Louisville.

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