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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

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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Perfect activity in hot and humid weather

This was the cave we took Canadian guests to see on July 16th. It was a hit. The formations are beautiful and the tour guide was very good. The cave was a cool 57 degrees and our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Fiona L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the cave we took Canadian guests to see on July 16th. It was a hit. The formations are beautiful and the tour guide was very good. The cave was a cool 57 degrees and our friends wanted to stay in the cool! (It was 92° outside and humid) The visit was something we enjoyed too, it is not... More 

Thank Fiona L
New Richmond, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were planning a trip to Mammoth and I was less then impressed with the tour offerings. I found this cave thru the Bowling Green website. To say it is amazing is a major understatement. Tours are done at 10:30, 12;30, 2:30 and 4:30 Wednesday thru Sunday. They start in the gift shop, but you drive your... More 

Thank Christy C
Milford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just did the Cub Run Cave tour this past Saturday. Did the 2pm tour which is great when it is 90 degrees outside, because the cave was as cool 60 degrees. The walking path is all wooden sidewalks. It is a very EASY 1 mile hike but you get to see so many amazing formations. Even got to put... More 

Thank amyudayton
Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 3 days of Mammoth Cave we were ready for something different. Cub Run Cave is way out in the middle of nowhere and when we got there the ticket office was empty as they only offer 4 tours a day. Promptly at 3, a guy by the name of Blake showed up and took us on the one mile... More 

1 Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on this cave tour it was great Chase did a great job giving a tour .It's worth your time.

Thank Marianne G
Alexandria, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like caves with loads of cave features, stalagmites and stalactites, columns, flowstones, bacon, and every thing inbetween at every turn, with as few as two or three people with the guide, easy walking, this is by far the place. A little off the beaten path, but by far the best cave I've been in. Amazing. Still an active... More 

Thank Peter A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

While it may be out of the way it us worth the drive. Be sure you call to see what time they are running tours as they close the shop while they are conducting tours. The cave is 54 degrees and has the prettiest formations than mammoth cave. We have done most of them at mammoth. Not many stairs and... More 

Thank Justin W
Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The formations in this cave were well preserved and varied. The Mammoth Caves can't compare to the pristine condition of the sites in this cave. The tour lasts about one and a half hours. The cave is improved with a wooden deck and railing that make the walking tour very easy. Certainly child friendly. However there are only about four... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

When we were at mammoth cave ...someone asked a ranger there his favorite cave in the area...he said Cub Run. The next day we picked up a brochure and headed in that direction...we went through the park and used the green river ferry...it was quick and easy and very interesting...arrived at Cub Run gift store..set your gps to that rather... More 

Thank SusanRVer
North Bay Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour. Chase our tour guide was wonderful. The formations we saw were spectacular and our pictures came out great. We highly recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank Katie B

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