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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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Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in...

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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inviting and great for whole family

if you adventurous, or your children can have a great time while you enjoy the sites, the caves will be exciting while going through the green river, very night like, but great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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Massillon, Ohio
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North Carolina
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been completely cleaned up by local volunteers after being left uncared-for for many years. We are happy to support such efforts to revive such a historic and unique place !

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Ohio
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the river tour and even spent time wandering the paths on this beautiful piece of property. The river trip was interesting and would be great for children as a learning experience along with being fun. I highly recommend this location.

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Thank OhioBeach
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Loved this place and the occasion (a wedding) was priceless. Beautiful, intriguing, interesting, a must see. Go on the tour in the canoe in the river and learn the history. I would love to return to Kentucky and explore some more.

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Thank 777dove
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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209 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

If you need some last minute gifts, visit the gift shop. They have beautiful items well displayed. Otherwise, walk the trails or spend the money and take a boat ride into the cave. It's a five star attraction any day.

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Thank Fadipadi
Massillon, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

if you adventurous, or your children can have a great time while you enjoy the sites, the caves will be exciting while going through the green river, very night like, but great lesson,

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1 Thank sheetman52
Chicago
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Beautiful day in October to visit this beautiful park. This was a pleasant surprise as it is not as well known as Mammoth Cave. It might be that we had other trips to Mammoth Cave in years past with our children and this trip was with grandchildren.

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2 Thank funtimes309
Glasgow, Kentucky
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My husband and I went for his birthday to do the boat tour. Our tour guide was very informative and the walking trails are beautiful. The tour was shorter than expected but there was plenty of other little activities to do.

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Thank Rebecca T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

They take a 10 min cave tour and make it 45 min long. Mediocre at best. Just go walk the trails but definitely don't waste your time and money at the terrible "gift shop/cave tour".

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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our 6 and 2 year old girls for the boat tour. Tips for rainy/drizzly days are comfy shoes/boots, raincoat, or small umbrella. You will only need it for the first part of the tour or if you still want to explore trails like we did. We hiked to the butterfly habitat and came back. Easy... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Enjoyed the tour of the surrounding area of the cave along with the history of it's uses. The boat tour was definitely unique although a little shorter than expected. Will go back next time we are in the area to do some of the trails.

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