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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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Great cave education

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
mjcrooksmomof3
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southwest Michigan
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southwest Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had to stop here on our way south, the place is nice, the staff is friendly, has a nice gift shop, the boat ride in the cave was nice, wished it was longer, I was under the impression it was a 7 mile boat ride - far from it, maybe 1/8 if that, but the kids liked it. Was a... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a great place for family, friends or just by yourself. Love the underground boat tours; the tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Haven't tried the kayak tours yet but they look like fun. I love the outdoor educational center and the play area for kids. What a great way for kids to learn by experience. The butterfly habitat... More 

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Russellville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been to Lost River Cave for a tour and also for a wedding. The tour was very nice. They try to accommodate people who have limited walking ability. The cave is beautiful and it is quite unexpected to have this beautiful facility in Bowling Green. Then I attended a wedding two years ago at the cave. It was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on the cave and its history and she was very friendly and eager to answer any additional questions any one had. The only thing negative I have to say about this tour is that my boyfriend and I wished it lasted longer. The trails around the cave, which don't cost anything to walk through,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I love caves and this one had a boat trip on the underground cave. The history of the cave was very interesting. The tour guide was great. Only one negative and that was the signs needed cleaning.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

From the "Honeymoon" cottage built on the cliff, to the former underground bar where many of our grandma's met our grandpa's (until a law was passed saying you can't serve drinks underground; requiring 200 steps to get a drink!), Lost River Cave is overflowing with history and events. Lost River Cave is also a Civil War Historical Site. Look for... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very pretty place, but very expensive for what it is. Neat history, but the actual cave tour is very short.

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Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a very busy attraction, especially with school field trips during the school year. If you arrive when there are school buses there, be prepared to wait awhile. I couldn't help but notice that the park around the office & gift shop, and the trail to the cave, were littered with trash. They need to do a better job... More 

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