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Lost River Cave and Valley

2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Tours, Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in the state of Kentucky. In addition to the boat tour, Lost River offers over two... more » Owner description: Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in the state of Kentucky. In addition to the boat tour, Lost River offers over two miles of nature trails and a unique butterfly habitat. Lost River Cave is one of the largest nature parks in the South Central Kentucky region. « less
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Cincinnati
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped here as a side trip on our Mammoth Cave vacation. The setting is really nice, with walking trails, plenty of shade, clean and quiet. There was a small playground for the kids behind the visitor's center / gift shop. The cave tour included a short walk with a stop by one of the blue holes on the grounds.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

first theres a coupon in travel brochures at the hotels and stuff to get $2 off per adult entry, that makes it like $15 to get in. It was worth it for sure, the walk isn't very long and seniors and kids can do this without issue, unlike some of the mammoth cave tours. it lasted about an hour total... More

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Marion, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The grounds were clean, the atmosphere was family oriented and the tour guides and staff members were well informed and friendly. Loved this area!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Mammoth Cave, Diamond Caverns, and Lost River Cave are worth seeing. Historic Tour at Mammoth Cave was walking through a dry cave, so no formations to speak of, such as stalagmites or stalagtites. Diamond Cavern was a wet, live cave. Lost River Cave was a short boat ride through the cave. All three had good tour guides and made the... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I found this cave by chance, a brochure that I found in my hotel. It is not your normal hiking cave. It is accessed by boat. Although a short tour, about 1/2 hour, I found it interesting to see. At the mouth of the cave is a night club that I'm not sure is still functional. On the grounds was... More

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St. Catharines, Ont.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This boat tour was very informative, but I think it would be suited more for children. We loved it none the less. The trails and grounds were outstanding to walk along.

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Mississippi
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We arrived at 9 on a Sunday morning and were able to take the 9:30 boat tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable and the tour was great. The kids also enjoyed the nature trails - especially the butterfly garden. We spend about 2.5 hours there and everyone (including our 3 and 5 year old kids) thoroughly enjoyed it. My... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Took the family there for the kids first cave tour. Easy access to the cave. The total tour time was less than an hour. Very interesting and informative. Staff was friendly. Also have a few miles of hiking trails mostly in shade. Great way to spend an afternoon outside with the family.

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Galion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My fiance and I recently visited Kentucky to see the Corvette Museum and Mammoth Caves. We stumbled upon Lost River Cave's website. Sooo glad we did! Our guide, Kelly Bunch was very informative and entertaining! Her knowledge of the cave's history was impeccable! The tour was amazing, interesting and relaxing. Wished we lived closer so we could visit more often.... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The boat tour is the highlight of any visit to Lost River Cave and Valley, but don't miss the nature areas including an area that kids can learn to explore nature and even crawl through a simulated cave. You will find three blue holes and learn why they are called blue holes, and be able to visit butterflies in their... More

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