Mammoth Cave National Park pumps $62 million a year into southcentral Kentucky's economy, according to a recent study for the National Park Service. "It affirms what we did think - that Mammoth Cave has a very positive impact, particularly in southcentral Kentucky, if not statewide, as a tourist destination," Superintendent Pat Reed said. The study based its finding on an average of 500,000 visitors a year, how much those visitors spend, the jobs they support and the ripple effect of those jobs in the economy.
Mammoth Cave has Positive Economic Impact
By Robyn L. Minor, The Daily News, Bowling Green • Feb 6, 2012