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Anniversary trip

One of the most spectacular caves I have visited in my time of cave exploration. Sad to here its... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Carrie C
via mobile
Amazing does not do it justice!!

This cave tour is incredible. A few things to make your visit more successful. This is a family run... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2017
Christy C
New Richmond, Ohio
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Oct 25, 2018
“Anniversary trip”
Aug 28, 2018
“This cave is closed at present. Owner has passed away and cave is said to be for sale.”
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.
15101 Cub Run Hwy, Cub Run, KY 42729-8611
+1 270-524-1444
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

One of the most spectacular caves I have visited in my time of cave exploration. Sad to here its closed due to limbo of ownership. Wish I had the opportunity to purchase it.the omish community benefits from the tourism also.visited in july of 2014

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carrie C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I think the reason for the limited number of tours when it was open, was the remoteness of the location. I don't think enough people were willing to make the drive. Sad, because from what I've heard, it's one of the most beautiful caves in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Give this is a locally owned business with good reviews I thought we would visit this cave. I checked their website and called and the recorded message said they were open, the tour times and that they take bookings only for groups of 10+. Having...More

Date of experience: August 2017
8  Thank ColumbusAnoymous
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We tried to visit this cave but they were closed. We tried calling the two numbers listed on their web site, but there was no answer. So be aware before you go out there, for it is a little out of the way.

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank 523garyr
Reviewed July 28, 2017

This cave tour is incredible. A few things to make your visit more successful. This is a family run business. They are closed Mon and Tuesday. Tour times start at 10:30 central time. If they are not there and the gift shop is closed they...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Christy C
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

This cave is way off the beaten path! Beautiful drive but call before you go! I am guessing it is shut down. We went today. Looks like they just locked the doors and walked away. There are several for sale signs on the property. There...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Toinifinityandbeyond
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Chase took us and boy were we in good hands. He is extremely knowledgeable about the cave and all that it has to share with it's visitors. This was the last of 4 caves we visited and I feel the best value overall. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank denisebY8462IM
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

First cave tour that didn't feel like a tour. Very Mom and Pop, small groups, incredible cave. Pictures do not do it justice. Literally stumbled onto this cave leaving Mammoth.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank apark2690
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Hidden Gem of Kentucky! Any true cave lover, this is a must see!!! A little off the beaten path from other caves in the area, but worth the travel. The formations in the cave surpassed our expectations. This cave is as close as you can...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Doug D
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Went after recommended by a local resident. I have been to some other caves, this by far is the best cave experience and tour you could possibly have. It's a very close and intimate experience with nature. Small tour group, only 4 in ours and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Vicki F
November 12, 2016|
Response from SusanRVer | Reviewed this property |
We took a car ferry across the river to get to it. The address is 15101 cub run hwy, cub run ky. Its nothing to look at on the outside just an old store but the cave itself is breath taking...a must see! A ranger at mammoth... More
Vicki F
November 12, 2016|
Response from Fiona L | Reviewed this property |
The cave is west north west of Cub Run, right on Highway 88. It is closed for the winter now. It is well identified with signs and the gift shop where you meet for the tour is on the left side of the road if you come from... More
June 26, 2016|
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Response from robertbH7292LE | Reviewed this property |
It is as safe as can be. The entire walk inside the cave is on wooden decking with handrails on both sides. It is not strenuous. The entrance is the only section that is a little tight. I'm 68 and had no problem. The entire... More
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Most beautiful natural area in Kentucky? (12 Replies)
Some of my family is planning to visit Cub Run cave….but I am afraid that area is very touristy?! In anyone's opinion (I realize this is extremely subjective!) what is the best/most beautiful natural area in Kentucky….a little off the beaten path with hiking/gorges/falls and beautiful natural features? Whew! Too much to ask? Thanks for any advice/information!
March 07, 2013|
Response fromVisitLEX|
I'm not sure about how touristy Cub Run cave is. You should also check out the Red River Gorge in Daniel Boone's National Forest. There are over 100 natural arches, many hiking trails and a few falls. It's not "touristy," but there are a lot of tourists.
Cub Run Cave and Diamond Caverns - Mammoth area (2 Replies)
We're planning a summer trip to the Mammoth Cave area. We're a family of three, including our 9-year old. In addition to the Mammoth Cave NP tours, we're considering adding a visit to Cub Run Cave in Cub Run, KY, and/or Diamond Caverns in Park City, KY, for a different experience. Any insight or advice on Cub Run Cave and Diamond Caverns would be so helpful! Thank you!
March 03, 2012|
Response fromslrtravelplanner|
I am not familiar with Cub Run Cave, but I have been to Diamond. Diamond is known as a show cave in the area and has many formations compared to Mammoth. IMO, seeing the 2 is neat so you can compare and contrast. The 2 are only about 3 miles apart, so they could be easily combined. The tour at Diamond is pretty short. Keep in mind that Mammoth is a cave mainly known for its size rather than its formations. I did a review of Diamond Caverns on here, but it was several years ago. My visit is...More
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We'll be driving from NY to Louisville to visit our son Oct 7-12, and are considering heading to Hazard/Hindman area to go on the Saddle Up Elk Tours. Has anyone ever been on this, or heard anything about them? Our main goal is to see Elk in the wild. Also, how close is this to Cub Run Cave, as we heard this is worth seeing. Thanks in advance.
October 01, 2010|