Entrance to a tourist cave in Cave City, Barren County.  July 19, 2002.  5:46 p.m. CDT.  37° 08.20'N, 85° 58.90'W.  The view is north.

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Photographer's comments:
     Onyx Cave is part of Guntown Mountain Amusement Park, a tourist attraction beside I-65 in the middle of Kentucky's cave country.  At the top of the mountain, which is really more of a large hill, is a Wild West town complete with scheduled bank robberies, gunfights and the occasional hanging.  Patrons ride a skylift to reach "Guntown".  The complex also includes a little excursion train, petting zoo, carnival rides, haunted house, and a couple of gift shops.
     Guntown Mountain is just one of several tourist traps in Cave City, which has been the jumping-off place to Mammoth Cave National Park for many years.  All up and down KY 70 between Cave City and the national park are caves, gift shops, mini-golf courses, go-cart tracks, restaurants, even a wax museum.
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Other photos of this subject:.
     1) Here's the excursion train pulling in after a trip around Guntown Mountain. 
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Links to more about this subject :
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1) This is the Guntown Mountain website, part of Mammoth Cave Online, which has information about other attractions in the area.
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Posted July 21, 2002.