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Lost River Cave and Valley

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Address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
Phone Number: +1 270-393-0077
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Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in...

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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Evening visit

The tour guide himself was great and fun. The caves and surrounding area were awesome but only thing is it wasn't that big and boat ride did not last long . That's the only reason... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mindy R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guide himself was great and fun. The caves and surrounding area were awesome but only thing is it wasn't that big and boat ride did not last long . That's the only reason I'm not giving it all Stars!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not Howe Caverns or Cave Tubing in Belize, I recommend both, but it's a chance to experience an underground adventure. There is a opportunity to get in a boat and travel underground with a tour guide to learn some unique history and cave geology from the river that formed it.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so excited to do this and it was fantastic. For me. Unfortunately, my 3 year old was really scared by the low ceiling when you first enter the cave by boat. You have to duck all the way down in the boat and it's a very tight fit. She was crying and asked the entire time when we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done and genuine, the whole property is beautiful and week maintained, the tour was unique , the history fascinating and the guide was a hoot, enjoy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My co teacher and I brought 6 teenagers from MI to Kentucky to experience the caves and general beauty of the state and we had a great time. This was by far our favorite thing we did. Roma was awesome. Her familiarity with the history and of the surrounding area was fantastic. We will be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To think that this cave lies right beneath busy Nashville Road, and has an underground river as well is quite something. The gift shop is WAY above what you might expect, and their obvious care really shows here. My last piece of advice is to explore all of the cave trails to find blue holes and waterfalls and lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem this place is. You definitely have to take the kids here...the story for the cave is amazing...just to tempt you to visit; there was a wedding happening in the cave in the evening the day we visited...people in the 50's used to dance in a hall down there...it's that big!!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to lost river cave with family who visited from out of country we had so much fun there specially boat tour guide was very helpful and she explained everything briefly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went towards the end of October it was a fun place to go. Lots of history our tour guide was fun and kept it interesting. Must see if your in the area. The boat ride was short but was beautiful.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked at the tour information and saw that it was a boat tour into the cave. It didn't look like the ceiling was that low...but it is! Make sure everyone in your group can bend all the way over in their boat. They will NOT fit under the ceiling at the entrance if they cannot get low enough. There... More 

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