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Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

119 East Main St, Horse Cave, KY
270-786-1466
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Horse Cave
Type: Museums
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Take an in-depth look at the fascinating world of caves as you journey through gigantic...
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Type: Museums
Activities: Kayaking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Take an in-depth look at the fascinating world of caves as you journey through gigantic subterranean chambers made out of limestone.After you explore the underground, try out the aerial view from our new zipline and rappel!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a fun find! Great information, excellent guide (Gary), and fun for all. The cave tour was a perfect mix of history and geology, plus a recurring conservation message. Very impressive video to start off and drive home the importance of stewardship of these natural treasures. The rappelling was awesome! Lots of fun, I felt totally safe, and really enjoyed... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were on our way to Nashville and had a couple hours to spare and this little place was an excellent detour. We were looking for something outdoorsy and entertaining for a short amount of time and this place is right off the highway. We did rappelling and cave tour all in a couple of hours. The cave tour is... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We did the 5 hour cave trip with Gary and had a blast! He took great photos of our time in the cave and sent them along with a map of where we had been. The staff at the museum were very friendly and it is obvious that Gary loves leading tours.He was as curious and excited about the cave... More 

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Corona, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I think this was awesome! We found this on Groupon and did the zip line and the repel line and then the tour of the cave and it was awesome. I know that are nice bigger caves around but this was a great starter.

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Paris, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fun for the whole family! Guides where awesome and really took their time with the kids. Both boys decided to t repel ( which was their first time ) and needless to say I was one nervous dad. However they took the time with each boy individually and walked them through the repel. Very impressed with GARY, CHAROLAY, CLAYTON!!

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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Highly recommend the wild cave tour. So much fun, and you get to really interact with the cave (crawl through the mud, touch the walls, etc. as it is a "living" cave) unlike most caves around the area, where you have to stay on the paths! Always great fun with Peggy as your tour guide!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is one of the younger cave systems, so you're not going to see as many of the amazing formations as what you would if you were to visit Mammoth. It's also only 10 miles, where I think they said that Mammoth was 400. There is a very neat history to this cave, that made the attraction more interesting, including... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

With friendly, energetic staff and a welcoming environment, Hidden Rive Cave and American Cave Museum gave my student group a really great and hand-on caving experience! We were able to experience the depths of Hidden Rive Cave by the light of our headlamps and were able to go off the beaten path and climb through small tunnels in the cave... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family had a great time at the Hidden River Cave tour, zip lining and rappelling. My daughter was very nervous about zip lining and they suited her up and took her up there twice and waiting for her no less than 20 minutes to zip line. Charolay has more patience than I do. Gary was a great tour guide.... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had an excellent experience at the Hidden River Cave. Gary and Charolay were fabulous guides for zip lining and rappelling. They were both very patient with our large group, ranging in age from 5 to 72. We all loved it and can't wait to do it again. Our adventure continued with Dave, who volunteered to stay late to take... More 

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