Sand Cave

Useful Information

Location: Cave City, Old Mammoth Cave Road.
I-65, exit 53, west on Hwy 70 toward Mammoth Cave National Park for 8 km.
Open: no restrictions [2006]
Fee: Viewing paltform: free.
Cave: may cost your live.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: none, n/a
Guided tours:
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Sand Cave is no special cave at all. To be honest it is a narrow and annoying hole in the ground. Still it is one of the most famous caves in the USA. Or lets say infamous, as it is the location of one of the most tragic deaths in the history of cave exploration. In this cave ExplainFloyd Collins died after an rescue attempt which took 18 days. The story of ExplainFloyd Collins is told on his own page.

This cave is an important place of American show cave history, and thus it is a tourist site now. There are paths leading to the entrance and signs telling about ExplainFloyd Collins. There is a wooden viewing platform where visitors can see the cave entrance. Nevertheless it is still not a show cave.