Tourists Still Stopping By Cave City Museums Despite Mammoth Cave Closure

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) -- Gift shop owners and other big tourist attraction staff in Cave City said they're not noticing much of a difference in tourists since the federal government shutdown caused Mammoth Cave National Park to close about a week ago.

The staff at Dinosaur World said it usually slows down a bit for them this time of the year anyway.

They said people often plan to go there ahead of time or stop spontaneously when their kids see the big dinosaur out front.

"It's less people this time of year, but I would say with Mammoth Cave shutting down due to the federal government, I would say that has caused some of those places to not have as many people," said James Cox at Dinosaur World.

The staff said they have noticed restaurants and campgrounds looking emptier; but as for other tourism places like their own, it appears they're getting about the same flow of people as before the shutdown.

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