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Cub Run Cave

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Address: 15101 Cub Run Highway, Cub Run, KY 42729
Phone Number: 270-524-1444
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Cub Run Cave, located in scenic Hart County Kentucky, was first discovered...

Cub Run Cave, located in scenic Hart County Kentucky, was first discovered in 1950. It was then briefly shown to the public before being closed for the next 55 years. The cave reopened to the public in July of 2006.

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cub run cave

this is by far the most beautiful cave in the mammoth cave area. it is so pretty that you can't believe what you are looking at is real.i would give this cave 10 stars if I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
stevie f
Monticello, Mississippi
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Monticello, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

this is by far the most beautiful cave in the mammoth cave area. it is so pretty that you can't believe what you are looking at is real.i would give this cave 10 stars if I could.if you go to the mammoth cave area do not miss this cave it is beautiful.if you go in the fall or winter and... More 

Thank stevie f
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Called and made reservations for a tour. Got stuck in traffic and was 10 mins late and they had already left. Doors were locked so couldn't even look around in the gift shop. Long drive for nothing.

Thank Natosha H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We recently made a detour to the Cub Run Cave on a trip from Nashville to Cleveland and it was so worth it. The group was small so we did not feel rushed or claustrophobic, it was great for small children (or the elderly) with a solid wooden walkway and minimal steps (14). The price was right and our guide... More 

Thank Tracyp327
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I visited Cub Run Cavern a few weeks ago. It is truly a hidden gem! If you like living caves, then this is a must see. There are small tours which kept it informative, personal, well paced, and we obtained a lot of fun information concerning the cave's history. We loved the tour, the tour guide, the... More 

Thank Connie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Not only is cub run cave amazing but Linda the tour guide is a hidden gem! We were in the area for a few days and visited other caves but nothing compares to cub run. A small tour with a spectacular guide who loves her job. You will not find that anywhere else!

Thank Emily P
Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here at the recommendation of a lady who worked at Walmart near Cave City. The rest of the reviews have got it right, this is the best cave by far. It may be a little bit of a drive from the mammoth Cave area, but it's well worth it!. The cave is extremely well preserved due to its... More 

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Munfordville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If this cave were anywhere else but deep in the boonies, it would be a well-known Kentucky landmark. It is truly spectacular, featuring many dripstone formations, lit pools, and boxwork. The tour is a easy walk on a lit boardwalk, which sits a few feet above the water table.

Thank Janet K
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited Cub Run Cave for the second time today. The first time I went was last summer with my 8-year-old daughter. We spent two days in KY caving. The first day we spent doing two different tours of Mammoth, where we were rushed/herded through like a bunch of cattle. The second day we visited Cub Run. It was/is incredible.... More 

Thank kellyThall
Jeffersontown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Very small mom and pop business. While it was difficult to reach them by phone, a little confusing, and even seemed sketchy at first...it was well worth the trip. The tour guide is a local lady with tons of great history about the cave and its creatures. She was very friendly and polite. Be prepared to be amazed at some... More 

3 Thank David780701
Covington, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We got drove over an hour to get to the office. We didn't recognize the place because it looked like a run down, old, abandoned country store. I had to ask for directions only to find out that was the place. I tried calling and they didn't answer. When we got there the "Open" sign was on but they had... More 

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