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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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
71 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Louisa, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Short trip for the price. No exciting cave formations to see. Admission prices need to be lowered considering the tour didn't last 30 min.

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ATL, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I read some other reviews and saw the complaints about Annie not calling them back. I left three messages for her as well and got no call back. So either she doesn't work there anymore, or her voice mail doesn't work. Either way, it doesn't matter, I'm not sure a kayak trip would be worth it. Take the boat tour... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to even try the lost cave. I have called four times, August 6, August 7 twice and August 8. Three times I left messages. The first day I called I was assured by an extremely nice woman who said she would give "Annie" my information (we wanted to book kayak tour) and that... More

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Jordan B, Manager at Lost River Cave and Valley, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and lack of customer service you received. We strive everyday to provide a speedy, polite, and sincere response to all our callers. In the event we fall short we value such feedback and it helps us tremendously by bringing our attention to areas that we can work on. As a result, we are searching... More

Brentwood, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was fun to see the cave and area around the site. Make sure you do the free geocaching! You really do have to duck your head (all the way down) when on the boat going into the cave. If you have back problems, you might have to lay down in the boat.

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Jordan B, Community Outreach Coordinator at Lost River Cave and Valley, responded to this review

Glad you were able to stop in a visit us! While our trip isn't quite as extensive as some cave trips we certainly think ours is just as beautiful. Geocaching is a fun think to do in the park and we're glad you got to take advantage of it. Please come enjoy the park again. Thanks, Jordan More

Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was travelling to Mammoth caves this summer and stayed at Bowling Green for a night, that's where I found a flier about the "Lost River Caves" and thought to give it a try. I loved the surrounding park and the river flowing through this area. The Guides were very helpful and told us the history behind the caves and... More

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Jordan B, Community Outreach Coordinator at Lost River Cave and Valley, responded to this review

It's great to hear you were able to stop in and enjoy the park! We certainly think our cave is beautiful and are thrilled that you found the experience to be 'enchanting'. Reviews such as yours are what make all that we do here at Lost River Cave so worthwhile. Please come back and see us again soon. We love... More

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