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Lost River Cave and Valley

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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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Cool boat ride through a dark cave. Learning the history was really cool. It was interesting learning about the water level rise during floods. Were always up for random... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to stop at on our drive home from Nashville. We did the boat tour of the cave and it was better than I expected. The guide did a great job of telling us all about the cave and the blue hole. There are trails to walk and butterflies everywhere. There is a butterfly habitat that... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Cool boat ride through a dark cave. Learning the history was really cool. It was interesting learning about the water level rise during floods. Were always up for random adventures like this one. I think we found a leaflet about it in one of our hotels. An easy tour for all ages.

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Kentucky
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I took my 12 and 11 year old daughters. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed hearing about the history of the cave and the grounds that surround it. The boat tour made me feel a little adventurous. It's dark and a little scary in some spots, but in the words of my 12 year old, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in South Central KY for a visit to one of the natural land offerings. Never heard of the nice "Diamond in the rough". This was a good experience and knowing that the ticket price was going for a non-profit - we were more than willing. Neat river boat ride and the history was great. The guides did a... More 

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Westfield, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The boat tour wasn't long but it's something we never experienced before and the history of the cave is very interesting. We walked the grounds and were very impressed with the first blue hole (#3)we came to. Just beautiful. The next one (#2) had a barricade up so we couldn't see it. The next one (#1) had trash floating in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to mammoth cave and it was just 45 min drive to lost river cave. So we decided to go for it.I liked the tour which was just 45 min.Tour guide was exceptionally good. Our boat had some problem and we got stuck for a minute. But our tour guide jumped into water and pulled the boat to starting... More 

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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very short trip through the cave, but very pretty, too dark for pics, so we paid for zip drive and it was worth the money. Lots of pics that I didn't realize were on there until I viewed it later. Best part of visit was the walk through the woods and butterfly exhibit. Very beautiful and peaceful. Nice little side... More 

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Princeton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The boat tour is really short but pretty good. The trails were nice and there is even a play area for kids.

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Murray, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Took children ages 2 to 11, and all loved it! Gift shop very nice, and panning for gems was fun. Should not have gone in the miserable humidity though; and suggest waiting till a little cooler to walk the trails. Butterfly house very nice too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did the boat tour and while we were slightly disappointed by the short length of the ride, it was still worthwhile. Super friendly staff and cool history.

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Additional Information about Lost River Cave and Valley

Address: 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: +1 270-393-0077
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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