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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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Ride a boat into a Cave

Lost River Cave and Valley is full of history and fun. We loved the boat ride into the cave even if it is a little short. Be sure to call ahead and make sure they can give boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lost River Cave and Valley is full of history and fun. We loved the boat ride into the cave even if it is a little short. Be sure to call ahead and make sure they can give boat tours. If there has been a lot of rain, they are unable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Touring a cave from a boat is vastly different from any other cave tour you will do. This is a calm, short trip down a river that goes into a cave. The cave ceilings are quite low and you will have to stoop down in the boat to pass into the main cavern of the cave. The guides do an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was short but had very interesting storylines. Very nice nature trails and exploration area for small children.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you've always wanted to prowl around in a cave, while in a very safe boat with a knowledgeable guide, this is your chance. The views are quite spectacular.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The guide was very friendly and helpful. The boat ride is interesting but as others have said the ride is short. It would be nice if they could expand the tour. The area is very pretty and would recommend spending some time hiking around, even though we didn't get the chance.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to make a stop on our road trip. It was a nice break, however, for the price the tour is shorter than expected. The history given on the walk down to the boat loading area was very good and the guides seemed well-educated about the cave. The trails and buttery garden were nice.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have toured caves before and they are all kind of the same but this one was so different because of the boat ride. I loved the story of the blue hole and what the cave was used for years ago. The boat ride was a little daring for me since you have to duck to enter the cave. Once... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave is pretty neat, but the tour is far too short for the amount of money you pay. Half the tour is the walk down there. Then once you get down to the cave entrance, you spend some time going over all the dos and don'ts. Don't get me wrong, the cave itself is great, but the ride is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we decided to visit Bowling Green we looked online what to do when we were here, this was our star attraction. Easy to get to, free parking and book tickets via little shop. The river cave was so nice you must visit if here. Lots of photo opportunities too.

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

My son loves walking the trails and climbing the waterfall. The boat tour is interesting. My favorite part is the gift shop. Such unique gifts. I go all the time when I am looking for a unique gift and they wrap it for you there.

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