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“The best adventure so far......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
119 East Main St, Horse Cave, KY
270-786-1466
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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!
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“The best adventure so far......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We took an extended weekend trip for Labor Day with the kids and headed down south for a football game (War Eagle!) on the way back to Indiana we decided to stop at a cave for the kids. We tried Mammoth but it sold out within minutes and not to disappoint our children we went further up the road to the best thing that could have ever happened to us......Hidden River Cave! We were the first ones in that morning and the employees treated us like they had known us our whole lives. Our son signed up to the zip line & the cave tour, while the rest of us just signed up for the tour. Clayton & Charolay took our son out on the zip line, which he totally loved - and they also threw in something extra for him but I won't say exactly what, you'll find out if you go. The museum was very informational and hands on but the ultimate experience was the cave. It was just so surreal, and amazing, and peaceful. We just had the best of times, and our tour guide was great with the children and so knowledgeable. We would certainly do it again!

Visited September 2013
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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“Fun KY stop..a dabble in adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We went on a girlcation daytrip; did the cave tour, zipline and rappelling. We had no prior experience with ziplining or rappelling and thought this looked like a good way to try the experiences out without committing too much time or money. They do not take appointments so there could be a wait. We managed all 3 objectives in 2.5- 3 hrs total. The zip is short, just one swoop across the sinkhole/entrance to the cave. The rappel is alongfront the mouth of the cave so you freefall (if that's the correct term) for the majority of the experience - platform landing near the mouth of the cave. Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and knowledgeable. We personally had Charlaine (I hope I am spelling it correctly) and Clayton as our zip/rappel guides and they were a blast! We had some reservations about our capabilities but they were our cheerleaders and instilled confidence all the way. We truly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it completely!

Visited August 2013
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Tremont, Illinois
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“3hr Cave Adventure Tour is AWESOME!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had wanted to do the Monmouth Cave adventure tour but it was full so we found Gary and company at the Hidden River Cave adventure tour. I was a bit skeptical before we got there, expecting a very restricted, stay on the path kind of tour. The fun started when Gary took us over the guard rail and into the cave....best adventure I have been on since the highlands of Papua New Guinea! Gary was great, adjusting the path for everyone's tolerance level...not everyone chose wading thru shoulder deep water with the cave celling 12" above the water level....it was great! If you're looking for an adventure...do this one!!!! Thanks Gary...you exceeded expectations!

Visited July 2013
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Roseville, Michigan, United States
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Wow. Just got done with this trip, sitting in my hotel, and writing this. My family of 9 went on the cave tour, zip lining, and rappelling. Everything was fantastic. The cave tour is unlike any other, it was unique, full of history, and we had a great guide. Gary was great! Then we went and did some zip lining and it was fun. Two people in my family conquered their fear of heights on this trip. Our last event was rappelling and wow was that great. It was so great that most of us had to do it twice. Gary and Charlet were completely amazing!!! Best guides ever. They are so soothing and just nice people in general.

Visited August 2013
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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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“Very Nice Cave Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Interesting history behind this cave experience. Lots of steps, so be in shape, they do let you rest on the way down and back out. The museum is great and contains factual information local and state wide. Well worth the cost of the ticket.

Visited August 2012
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