Near Park City in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The cave is famed for its pristine cave formations, and was shown with Mammoth Cave in the late 1800s. Mammoth Cave Railroad ran nearby. Passages found in 1936 doubled the length of the cave. It is the second-oldest show cave in Kentucky and the fourth-oldest continuously visited commercial cave in the United States.
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2259.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 6.966′ N, 86° 3.756′ W. Marker is near Park City, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker can be reached from Mammoth Cave Parkway (State Highway 255) 1.3 miles north of Interstate 65, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Park City KY 42160, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Diamond Caverns (here, next to this marker); Locust Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Union City: Cave Crossroads (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hearth and Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bell's Tavern (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sand Cave (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Forest Returns (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Trestle and the Highway (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Park City.
Also see . . . Historic Diamond Caverns. Official website of Diamond Caverns. Includes a detailed history of the caverns. (Submitted on August 11, 2016.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016.