C001A - New Entrance - Mammoth Cave National Park
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N 37° 08.964 W 086° 03.483
16S E 583647 N 4111861
Quick Description: Also known as Frozen Niagra. Monumented in wall just to the right of the outside main door (if door is open, look behind it). NOTE: This is property of the NPS. Entrance is permitted only by patricipating in the tours listed.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2009 10:14:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM709T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
A longtime tourist attraction is still so pouplar two tours pass by it. Tour takers (with cameras) get to spend time at this spot so they can walk down the steps and see the bottom. Two tours means you have a higher chance of seeing this section of the cave during peak times.
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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The New Entrance, closed to visitors since 1941, was reopened on December 26, 1951, becoming the entrance used for the beginning of the Frozen Niagara tour
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Frozen Niagara Tour

Duration: 1¼ hours
Walking Distance: ¼ mile, round trip
Sells Out at: 36 visitors
Restroom Available? No
Description: Depart by bus and journey over the top of the cave to the Frozen Niagara Entrance. This entrance, created in 1924, makes it possible to see this decorative area of the cave. Walk through this fairyland of formations to learn how travertine is formed. Descend steps under the Frozen Niagara formation to visit the Drapery Room. This trip is ideal for people who want a short introduction to Mammoth Cave.

Landmarks Seen: Frozen Niagara Entrance, Rainbow Dome, Crystal Lake, Frozen Niagara flowstone formation; Drapery Room
Elevation Change: Approximately 50 feet at Drapery Room
Number of Stairs: 12, an additional 98 are optional
Steep Hill Climbs? No, short ramp at entrance/exit
Restrictions: General restrictions apply; best suited for very slow walkers, visitors who use canes for walking support, and visitors with small children and infants

Special Notice: This complete route is also viewed on the New Entrance and Grand Avenue Tours.

Formerly known as the Travertine Tour

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New Entrance Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Walking Distance: ¾ mile
Sells Out at: 118 visitors
Restroom Available? No
Description: This trip begins with a bus ride over the top of the cave to the New Entrance. Discovered in the 1920’s, it opened a whole new way to see Mammoth Cave. Descend 280 steps through impressive pits, domes, and a few narrow openings. Arriving 250 feet below ground you will be rewarded with large passages and underground hills. Follow your guide to the Frozen Niagara formation discovered in 1923. From Frozen Niagara to the cave exit you will pass through one of the most decorative and photographed areas of Mammoth Cave.

Sections of the tour have confining spaces and heights. Those with claustrophobia and/or acrophobia may have difficulty.

Landmarks Seen: New Entrance, Roosevelt's Dome, Silo Pit, Grand Central Station, Big Break, Fairy Ceiling, Flat Ceiling, Frozen Niagara flowstone formation, Frozen Niagara Tour Route
Elevation Change: 250 feet
Number of Stairs: 500, nearly 200 descended inside New Entrance
Steep Hill Climbs? Yes
Restrictions: General restrictions apply; backpack infant carriers not allowed inside New Entrance

Special Notice: This tour includes the complete Frozen Niagara Tour route and limited sections of the Grand Avenue Tour.

Formerly known as the Frozen Niagara Tour

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Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: C001A

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Department of Interior - National Park Service

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: Edmonson

Special category (optional): Cave cap

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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