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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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Fun boat ride in a cave

Our group of eight adults was visiting the Bowling Green area to tour bourbon distilleries. I was in charge of finding other things to do. I had read the reviews here and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Cincinnati
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We hadn't set out to go to Bowling Green but we saw a brochure in the hotel lobby that tweaked our interest so, off we went. This is a beautiful location - lovely park area with many trails, as well as the caves. The guided Lost Cave tour was very intriguing and took us back in time to when there... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We were told to go here by a local, who got chatting to us in downtown Bowling Green. It was easy to find at the end of Cave Mill Road. There is a really nice visitor centre at the entrance where you can get a map of all the various trails you can do. You can also get a guide... More 

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Sylvan Springs, AL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Attempted to take the boat tour,but we're told it was flooded out but recommended we shop in the gift shop..

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Our group of eight adults was visiting the Bowling Green area to tour bourbon distilleries. I was in charge of finding other things to do. I had read the reviews here and I thought that it sounded very interesting. I have been to caves before but I have never gotten on a boat to go through one. It was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The experience was great and welcoming. It's not everyday when you get to ride a boat in a cave! Although, it is a bit pricey, the experience is worth it. The trails are also great and it's kept well clean.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lost River is a wonderful experience for all ages. We were there with two of our younger grand kiddos, The butterfly experience, boat ride underground, and panning for gold and jewels are something that will always be remembered. the money generated by the ones who attend all goes back into operating expense, and improving the location. Bowling Green is blessed... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The price might seem a bit steep at first for such a small cave, but the guides are great, the stories are interesting, and the money goes back to the conservation of the area. A nonprofit organization runs the tours. There's also a really great and different kind of playground for the kids. As a whole it's a very child... More 

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We love caving. We go to all of the caves in the area. This one is unique that you get to ride a boat through it. The tour guides are very knowledgable but not as entertaining and fun as some of the other tours weve been on. But had a very nice time

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somewhere in kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

great place for weddings, concerts and neat boat ride in the cavern. short walks to the place, beautiful and very surprisingly cool. kids may get a bit bored until you get in the boat and go in the cavern area. attended a wedding here it was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a great time walking around the caverns. The guides gave us great information. The formations are amazing to look at. A must see if you're in the area.

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Additional Information about Lost River Cave and Valley

Address: 2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: +1 270-393-0077
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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