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Lost River Cave and Valley

Address: 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: +1 270-393-0077
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Tours, Outdoors
Owner description: Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in the state of Kentucky. In...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Tours, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Wellington, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

There was a nice guided tour there where a lot of local history was discussed by the tour guide! Part of the tour was in a small boat in the Lost River Cave itself!

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Falcon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Found this online, included it as part of our Mammoth Cave vacation. Great stop, unique boat tour and history. Small cave with many interesting formations on an underground river. Site is managed by a nonprofit foundation that is restoring and improving the area. Our guide Chase was friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to shape the tour to suit us (we were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family and I were stopping to spend the night in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We found that the Lost River was just down the road from the hotel. I called and found that we had time to catch the last boat trip of the day. After a short walk from the gift shop where we bought our tickets, we met... More 

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Bowling Green, KY, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a really fun, interesting place to visit in Bowling Green. The Cave itself is small, but the park area is great to hike and just wander around. I would also say it is kid-friendly.

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Decatur, Illinois
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79 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a great tour for families and those who can't do 100 steps. It is a short walk to the cave. The guide had a lot of local history and the cave tour was interesting. It did not take long to do the tour. There is also a walking trail on the property which was easy and enjoyable. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Yet another great cave exploration experience! if you are the type to go cave exploring this is another wonderful choice. The tour is of the boat variety. One problem along the tour however was a low hanging rock. The guides along with the tourists had to nearly lean over and put their heads on their knees. It was named the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I love mini-adventures, especially to unique places that combine nature and history. I was visiting my son at Western Kentucky University and looking for something to do to occupy an afternoon. This was so very interesting. Kentucky is full of caves and this is a neat little experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. There are some short hiking... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Never rode in a boat in a cave before. Tour guide was friendly, was interesting to see, nice place.gift shop

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After reading a lot of reviews I went to Lost River with some trepidation. Yes the tour is short but it is because the area is small. Get over it. The fact that this underground cave and river has lasted and is now open to the public is amazing, I wish more people would see the big picture and enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The lost river and cave is actually quite a nice stop in the mammoth cave region. The tour itself is interesting and informative, our guide was personable and knowledgeable. The cave, lake, and everything around it is spectacular. The only negative I can think of is that it is a bit pricy for how short it is. The tour does... More 

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