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Lost River Cave and Valley

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Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
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Address: 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: +1 270-393-0077
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Description: Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in the...
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.
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Great cave tour

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on the cave and its history and she was very friendly and eager to answer any additional questions any one had. The only thing negative I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on the cave and its history and she was very friendly and eager to answer any additional questions any one had. The only thing negative I have to say about this tour is that my boyfriend and I wished it lasted longer. The trails around the cave, which don't cost anything to walk through,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I love caves and this one had a boat trip on the underground cave. The history of the cave was very interesting. The tour guide was great. Only one negative and that was the signs needed cleaning.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

From the "Honeymoon" cottage built on the cliff, to the former underground bar where many of our grandma's met our grandpa's (until a law was passed saying you can't serve drinks underground; requiring 200 steps to get a drink!), Lost River Cave is overflowing with history and events. Lost River Cave is also a Civil War Historical Site. Look for... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very pretty place, but very expensive for what it is. Neat history, but the actual cave tour is very short.

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Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a very busy attraction, especially with school field trips during the school year. If you arrive when there are school buses there, be prepared to wait awhile. I couldn't help but notice that the park around the office & gift shop, and the trail to the cave, were littered with trash. They need to do a better job... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went for the boat tour and since it was the winter and its not always crowded we had a private boat tour. Its not a long river in the cave and so it didn't take alot of time, but we learned alot and the place definitely has some history. We were able to walk around the grounds a bit... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

A very beautiful and educational place to visit. Our guide, Delaney was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. Learned a lot of interesting facts. The blue holes are amazing.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a great visit. We had a little trouble finding it but only because we chose to use a couple of different GPS options. Our guides were well versed on the area and the history. They kept us entertained and made the experience more enjoyable for all. We really enjoyed this tour. I did feel it was a little... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Let your imagination run wild as you imagine the bygone era. Long ago, before the streets were run with pavement and asphault there was only runnels of waggon wheel tracks and animal trails. That is how this cave gets its charm, through your imagination and love of history. Located in Bowling Green off Nashville Road, you are not far from... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was a fun tour. Our guide Heather made the trip fun and was very informative and answered our questions. The length of the tour was short, but it was interesting to see the cave by boat. Make sure to bring walking shoes and a camera with flash. There is also a very nice gift shop with items from the... More 

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RhoLan, Public Relations Manager at Lost River Cave and Valley, responded to this review

Sarah, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you had a good time. Heather is a blast! We are always adding new items to the gift shop, so be sure to stop by again the next time you are in the area! Again, thank you for your review. All the best, Nicole More 

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