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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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Boat tour in an underground cave.

We took the boat tour in the underground cave and really enjoyed it. It was a bit short on the boat itself but the tour was more then just the boat ride. When you stop and think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were excited to be going to see this attraction. Little did we know, the 40 minute tour was 30 minutes of a guild telling us the history of the place and only a 10 minute boat ride. The boat ride itself was not great, it was about 200 yards in, and back out 200 yards the same way. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The crew there was very knowledgeable about the area. The guide we had was a eco biologists so she was on her game. We even got to see some wild life while there.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The tour guild was Hunter and he was very informative and made the tour fun and educational. I will diffently bring my kids and husband next time..

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My adult daughter and I enjoyed spending the morning here. We went on a Friday and took the 11am boat tour. It wasn't crowded at all and we were able to get tickets for the tour taking place 15 minutes after our arrival. The guide was very knowledgeable, providing lots of historical information both prior to and during the actual... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We took the boat tour in the underground cave and really enjoyed it. It was a bit short on the boat itself but the tour was more then just the boat ride. When you stop and think back to what the many people over the years had seen and done here, it really is pretty amazing. Not to mention the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a fun experience here while visiting family. They have a children play area as well. The tour for the cave was pretty neat and the story that went along with it.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are claustrophobic, this may not be for you. The first 8-10 ft is the hardest You purchase tickets at the gift shop. (Bring a jacket. They don't sell any!) you are told who will be your guide. You walk down an asphalt trail that eventually gets pretty steep. I'm not sure how a wheelchair would do.... Anyhow, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Had I not been with someone from the local tourist bureau I may not have found this beautiful place. It's a nice walk across a foot bridge (great place for pics), down to the cave. There is a beautiful place with a chandelier, where they have weddings/receptions. It's where they had music & drinks back in the 30's & such.... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a very nice way to spend an afternoon. Students and graduates alike from Western Kentucky University guide you on your tour and they did a great job. They are knowledgeable about the Lost River Cave and really give you a great story/history before entering the cave. The tour is via boat and the cave is really pretty. You... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved exploring this amazing site. Markers throughout the park highlighted significant events in history here, like the nightclub that was popular during prohibition and the fact that Jesse James hid out here. Arrive early for tours as they sell out quickly!

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