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

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
44 helpful votes 44 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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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful valley, butterfly house, cave, and gift shop! Lots of activities for kids and the whole family!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did enjoy the boat tour and the cave was a beautiful thing to see. The tour guide was a little light on the humor side but that was okay. When you first get into the boat they tell you there is a low ceiling and to bend over... so if you can't bend over and kiss your knees or... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

8/14/14- Being from Florida, we were in the area and decided it would be cool to take a boat ride in a cave/cavern. Paid some $16.95 per person totaling just under 40 bucks. The boat is about a 16 passenger Jon Boat with a trolling motor. The entire trip was no more than 30 minutes. 15 minutes each way. The... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
70 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This attraction is listed as pet friendly on several sites so we were very disappointed when we arrived and they said they changed their policy this summer. We did walk the path to the bridge which was lovely and saw a number of white squirrels, one building a nest and almost posing for us.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The tour guide was excellent. the boat ride in the cave was great not to long but fun. good history tour.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I surely wish I lived near this. I would love to have an event in this cave. Cool trip, kinda scary for how low the ceiling is. Our tour guide Rick was awesome. My kids had a blast. The butterfly garden was cool. Lots of net history.

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