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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I went on this tour, and are glad we did. Our guide was both informative and had a great sense of humor, which made the tour all the more fun!

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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped at the Lost River Caves to take a break from our cross country car trip. We enjoyed our walk in the woods, seeing the cool pools of water and took the boat ride into the caves. Our guide was well informed about the history of the caves and valley. Well worth the stop!

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Senior Reviewer
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Tanya did a great job telling us about rhe history of this cave and the area around it. However, the boat tour was only a little over 30 minutes and the total tour was less than 1 hour. It was a coolplace on a hot afternoon.

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Massena
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It sure cooled down a very hot day (57 F). As well as a boat ride in a cave, we learned a lot about the history of Bowling Green. Well worth the price.

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kentucky
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a fun experience. I had a baby with me, so that was very difficult. I do not recommend having kids under 4 with you on this trip. It was fun, you hiked down to the cave (short hike), then got on the boat and took about a 20-30 minute tour of the cave. Its very short. I probably... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our second day on our USA roadtrip. Lost river cave was not planned but it was a pleasant surprise. Small but a great place nevertheless. The guides were funny and told a great story about the origin of the Creek and the cave.

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Denver, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The boat ride was a new way for us to explore a cave. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable. The weather on the other hand did not cooperate-we had a huge downpour and thunder. The lights in the cave flickered! We had to wait at the mouth of the cave for the storm to pass a bit before we sprinted... More

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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We learned about this site while visiting Nashville and are glad we made the trip up. We had the time of our life. If there is any downside at all it is that you don't want this trip to end. We were there on a Saturday and they took two boats out. A host started out by explaining that they... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

While recently visiting Mammoth Cave, my mom wanted to go on the tour with the boat. They don't have the boat tours any longer so Lost River was recommended to us. Great choice. Boat ride was easy and slow with a knowledgeable guide. Lost River Cave was beautiful. Gift shop had unique items. Great walking trail with some Civil War... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Pros: The boat ride in a cave was a very unique experience. Tour guide was informative. Staff was helpful in allowing us to bring our car all the way down to help our 98 year old family member. Cons: the ride was a bit short and we wished we travelled longer and farther.

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