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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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Unique but short and expensive

We arrived early because I had read online that you get a timed ticket. You can also buy these online. Arriving at 10:15, we had to wait until 11. But this time was spent shopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was recently here with a group. Our guide had lots of interesting information about the grounds, the cave and the history of the area. The cave tour was very short, so I was a little disappointed. The grounds are gorgeous. The gift shop was everyone's favorite! Lots of nice jewelry and gifts.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived early because I had read online that you get a timed ticket. You can also buy these online. Arriving at 10:15, we had to wait until 11. But this time was spent shopping around the good gift shop and enjoying the weather outside. The boat ride is brief. We were back in the gift shop by 11:20. However,... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend visiting this place. The boat tour is short, but well worth it. The tour guide gives the history of the cave, then the boat tour. We went on a holiday weekend & had to wait 2 hrs for the next available tour. That was not a problem since there are many trails on site as well as butterfly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the more expensive things we did here in Bowling Green but there is a coupon for two dollars off per person in the big mammoth fun pamphlet. Our travel ranger was really nice and definitely do the Parkwalk and visit the big blue holes!! We were traveling with kids ages 3 and 10 and 13 and... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Good tour guides, interesting, albeit short, boat trip through the cave. Really, there's no way it could be any longer, as the dam prevents any further waterway exploration, so that can't be held against the organization. The woodland trails are well maintained. Gift shop is very nice. It was a lovely side trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Off the bat, 4 hoots because the river tour is a smidgen of a let down for time and distance spent in the underground river, not much they can do about that. The rest of the guide was amazing. The initial little walk down to the river was fun and they have some great stories to tell about the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Daniel was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining as well. The Lost River Cave and the Valley is a great part of our national history and a wonderful way to spend a day. Thank you Daniel for a wonderful and informational tour.

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East Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The scenery was very pretty. The cave was a lot of fun. Tour guide was very informative. A lot of varied history around the cave.

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southwest Michigan
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This attraction is probably overlooked by a lot of people given the number of caves in the area. Lost River Cave is right in the middle of Bowling Green. The boat tour is really worthwhile. The guide was very knowledgeable about the origin of the cave and the flora and fauna of the area. The boat tour is relatively short... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We are from Michigan and participated in many cave tours during our visit and we thought that this was a TERRIFIC cave tour. There is a wonderful playground for the kids that is made from the nature around them. Our boys (6 & 8 years) LOVED it! They have an awesome gift shop with items for everyone! Great place to... More 

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