Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Mammoth Cave National Park saw 468,784 cave visitors in 2016, which is up from 2015 by around 10%, an increase of approx. 42,000 additional visitors according to a recent report from MCNP.
The hotel will be busy making improvements in 2017 including dining changes and a new name. It will now operate under the name "Mammoth Cave Lodge."
Improvements to the dining room are planned to be underway beginning as early next week.
"A new limited menu with several hot food items started last week with food being served from 9:00am - 3:00pm," the statement said. "Currently, food service will be offered in the main dining room as major renovations will be taking place in the areas formerly know as the Crystal Lake Snack Bar and the Snowball Grab and Go. These two areas will be combined into one service area with a theme of an old-fashion ice cream shop, that will also serve as a grab & go. Once work is complete, this area will open and the main dining room and kitchen will be closed for their own renovation and will become a family casual restaurant with a new menu that will offer many traditional favorites, along with several new, healthy choice options."
The park also said that a commitment has also been made to offer world-class retail shops that will redefine the customer experience. They said that they intend to make the look and feel of their retail shops that of a "Discovery Store" to excite guests about the park, natural eco-systems, and local thematic artists.
The new Mammoth Cave Lodge is located inMammoth Cave National Park, 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259. Call (877) 386-4383