New visitor center to open
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 8:00 pm
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Mammoth Cave National Park has completed its visitor center renovation and exhibit installation and is inviting the public to take a look.
An open house is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The park says Phase I cost $6 million, provided from park fees, and included demolition of the administrative building to make way for a large lobby, information desk, ticket sales and restrooms.
Phase II cost $10.4 million and was paid for through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The rest of the old building was stripped down then rebuilt for exhibits, office space and book sales.
Published in The Messenger 11.26.12