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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Stephanie M
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Glendale Heights, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A jewel in the middle of town, owned by the university - the organization running it does a fabulous job as the tour takes you into a cave on a river - just plain awesome and fun for adult and kids alike!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It was cool to look at, we took the boat ride which was short but worth the time!! Not an all day trip, but to fill the day it was good!! Not something I would plan in every time I was in the area, but need to do at least once!!

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Wellington, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There was a nice guided tour there where a lot of local history was discussed by the tour guide! Part of the tour was in a small boat in the Lost River Cave itself!

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