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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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Fun long as you don't compare

First of all, if you visit Lost River Cave expecting it to be on the same level as Mammoth caves, you are going to be disappointed. But if you go in viewing it as a cave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, if you visit Lost River Cave expecting it to be on the same level as Mammoth caves, you are going to be disappointed. But if you go in viewing it as a cave formation, but different the visit is enjoyable. It's a short tour of the caves, but prior to buying a ticket, the people working the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lost River Cave was a GORGEOUS place!! The staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the cave and tell the stories with a mixture of wit and mystery. We rode on the underground boat tour and, although I am fearful of caves, it was a fun experience! The grounds are well kept and is a great place for families... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing excellent reviews of this place, we decided to stop in on a Monday morning. Our guide, Chase, was kind, informative, and funny. As we left, my husband and I both said we were happy we stopped by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we visited lost river cave and did the boat tour. Nice and cool down in the valley and cave. Guide was well educated about the history of the cave and boat ride was fun.

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Thank Aaron R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the Boat tour and our tour guide, Roma was funny and very informative! The tour was about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes so not too long which was nice because we had other plans for the afternoon. We got there fairly early on a Saturday morning which I would suggest as the tour was filling... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teen boys enjoyed the boat tour of the cave. This is an acctivity for people of all ages.The guide was very friendly and informative. The walking trail was nice also. It is a pet friendly walking trail which is a bonus if you have your fur babies.We enjoyed the tour and loved learning of the history. We will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here both times we have been to bowling green and would go back again and again! Another visitor from Texas and I were commenting on how neat it is that this beautiful area was hiding right off of a major roadway. On the walk to the cave you are surrounded by beautiful nature as the guide explains... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. Well worth your time. But don't go when it has rained a lot because they have to close it down sometimes for high water.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short cave tour in a boat. The history of the area is interesting, and our cave guide was an excellent story teller. I thought it was worth the price of admission but my husband thought it was pricey for how much cave we actually saw. We took jackets, but it wasn't really cool enough, at least on... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a small lil cave opening really but it is very neat !! And the history of the while thing is fascinating. There is a bit of a walk to the cave but it is very beautiful and a wide path . The guide will talk of history and the amazing blue water on your way down. The gift shop... More 

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