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Lost River Cave and Valley

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Address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
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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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Family fun!

Have been to Lost River many times. Once with my grandson's Boy Scout troop. Hiked the trails, learned many interesting facts, earned a badge. Went for a picnic with grandkids... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Deronda L
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been to Lost River many times. Once with my grandson's Boy Scout troop. Hiked the trails, learned many interesting facts, earned a badge. Went for a picnic with grandkids, walked to the falls, panned for gold, had an enjoyable experience!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in Bowling Green for lunch and decided to check out the cave. The cave is small especially compared to Mammoth. $15/person for a boat ride that lasts 15 minutes is a bit pricey.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to get a nice easy hike in or run the trails it's a great place to go. Clean park and nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son (9) and I decided to go hiking at lost river cave. Great trails and 8 Pokémon stops! We also did the cave tour which is a boat tour with a small hike. We saw cave fish, crayfish, bats and a frog! Our tour guide Daniel was very informative and clearly loved this area! The gift shop is fantastic... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun time on this cave tour and learned some neat facts about the cave. You get to do things here that other cave tours don't offer like take flash photography, touch parts of the cave, and ride around on a boat inside the cave.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very interesting to see! If you go in the summer time you will appreciate that the temperature inside makes it even more enjoyable!Fun for all ages!

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Redding
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole group 6 adults and 1 child, enjoyed this cave tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the caves history. The tour was about 1 hour long. Educational and historical!!

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Kelseyville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Yes this was in Kentucky as one of the things done on our 38th state of the 50-State Quest. ((done in August of 1997 not 2016)) We did 3 state parks this year each a little different. This part of our trip made for a bunch of good photos to go with other enlargements. We always like the peace &... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We where staying in Nashville and saw a flyer in our hotel for this. So we drove a hour and had a pretty good time. One thing to note, is the "river" is pretty small its only maybe the length of 2-3 football fields if that. I think it goes further down but there was a dam that we stooped... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

River flowing thru cave, short boat ride added a different flair to usual cave explorations. Nice excursion if in the area, but pales in comparison to nearby Mammoth

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