MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Mammoth Cave National Park is expanding alcohol sales after noting that the number of overnight visitors increased since sales were first allowed last year at its onsite hotel.
Concessions manager Greg Davis told the Daily News (http://bit.ly/KDWRjH) that the National Park Service granted him permission to sell packaged wine and beer at the Caver's Camp Store. Davis says he's had several requests from visitors over the years for the change.
Until last year, when the Mammoth Cave Hotel began serving beer and wine, Davis said Mammoth Cave was the only national park that didn't sell alcohol on its premises.
He said the change came after local communities surrounding the national park began opening to alcohol sales.