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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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Great trip!

Visited 8/18/16 and our guide was Garrett! He was great guide, educational, entertaining and great personality. Enjoyed the history and the cave tour. Wish it could have been a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Janet B
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Lethbridge, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so the cave is neat, and viewing it on a little boat is cool. However, we felt this tour is HIGHLY overpriced (even for a tourist attraction). They say that it's a non-profit organization but regardless, we all felt that admission should be half of what it was. The tour lasted probably not even 45 minutes. For 3 adults... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cave is much smaller than I expected. I felt it was too dark. However, I did really like that you had to duck really low to get under the ledge to get into the main part of the cave, that was an experience never had before. I enjoyed the legend and lore stories and the explanation of the blue... More 

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Thank fyrworks23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited 8/18/16 and our guide was Garrett! He was great guide, educational, entertaining and great personality. Enjoyed the history and the cave tour. Wish it could have been a little longer. Loved the gift shop!!!!

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Thank Janet B
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it was the only cave tour out of many in the area, that featured a boat ride, we figured Why Not? Overall it was a very neat experience with a great storyline that will leave you thinking. My only wish was there was more time to ask questions. The bigger gripe was the moronic fellow tourists who felt the... More 

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Thank winter599
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to places with trails etc.. This was very different from the butterfly sanctuary to the actual boat tour inside the cave and a very nice gift shop. The tour itself was fun and funny with tour guides that are great with people. We learned a lot about the area from Civil War times till now. The boat... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this with a group of friends and it was very fun and informative. Also, it was very cool on a hot hot hot day! Nice gift shop, too!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great family attraction for family and history buffs. Our tour guide was very dynamic with his history and humor of the "blue hole" and the lost river cave. Plan to spend about one to two hours. If you have neck problems or prior surgery, you may want to skip as the boat tour requires full range of motion in... More 

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Thank Ethan061010
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Lost river cave as a quick day trip and had a wonderful time. The cave has some very interesting history and I thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride. However the cave does not have the typical large stalagmite/stalagatites I am used to it most caves. They have some leisurely surrounding trails with blue holes . A great experience... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you kayak in a cave?! Lost Cave offers Kayak tours for $38 per person. You can reserve and purchase your tour on their website. The Cave, however, is quite small. We were not disappointed by our experience at all. but we were disappointed with the size of the Cave. There wasn't much room to paddle around, but... More 

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Carterville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided on this tour as it was a boat ride into the cave. Due to the excessive rain the water was a higher than normal but didn't affect our tour. The guide was informative and knowledgable however difficult at times to hear due to water noise and the expanse of the cave. I expected to go further into the cave... More 

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