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Address: 119 E Main St, Horse Cave, KY 42749-1112
Phone Number: +1 270-786-1466
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Take an in-depth look at the fascinating world of caves as you journey...

Take an in-depth look at the fascinating world of caves as you journey through gigantic subterranean chambers made out of limestone.After you explore the underground, try out the aerial view from our new zipline and rappel!

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Hidden River Cave Tour

I was lucky enough to be a able to schedule an "off the trail" tour of the Hidden River Cave. This three hour tour was reasonably priced and was an experience I will never forget... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
quietroom73
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Cedar Springs, Michigan

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to be a able to schedule an "off the trail" tour of the Hidden River Cave. This three hour tour was reasonably priced and was an experience I will never forget. Our guide, Keith, was personable, knowledgeable, and had our safety and enjoyment as his top priority. It was a true spelunking experience and included views... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother, cousin, and I did the 3 Hour Off Trail Cave Tour and it completely exceeded expectations. True cave/spelunking opportunity for novices and experts. Our guide, David, did an outstanding job. He made sure we knew where to go and told us a lot about the history of the cave as well as the cave environment. We also did... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific experience and I would highly recommend this if you have ever thought about caving. Gary (our guide) was excellent. I felt very safe the entire 3 hrs. He gave us lots of information about the cave and living organisms in it. Some spots are pretty tight to get through, but most (not all) are optional challenges. Take the challenge... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my first true caving experience. The 3 hour tour is more like 4 due to set-up and post caving pictures and changing. Awesome employees. Hannah really helped me on the repelling course when I got stuck. So kind and well trained. Gary was an awesome caving guide, made sure everyone was safe, stayed together and taught us things about... More 

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Thank emckell83
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Tour guide was excellent ! He answered a lot of questions. He took his time to point out the unique aspects along the tour. Would recommend this for families with children over 10.

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Thank rfritz67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Had an absolute blast! Our tour guide John was fun and energetic! Explained everything we were looking at very well. Lots of fun jabs to the tourist and about the cave itself. He again helped us out with the zip-line. We highly recommend going here if your in the area. Everyone had the best hospitality. Would go again!

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Thank Brad K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was the first stop of many on our 3 day trip to the Mammoth Cave area. We were there as soon as the door opened, with 3 kids, and the staff could not have been more friendly. We spent some time in the museum, and then went on a cave tour, which lasted about 45 minutes. The tour guide... More 

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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and myself love to go thru caves. The couple that manage the cave were amazing. They were very professional, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the cave history. My husband enjoyed the zip line, and the repelling wall. It was his first experience for both. He was impressed at how well they coached him. We thought it was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

What a great visit! The people that were working were super nice and educated about hidden river cave. The museum was informative and nicely set up and the cave was awesome!

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We really loved this cave! The history shared with us by our guide, including that of his family as it relates to the history of the cave was just amazing. Located in the center of town, it is the highlight of everything. It really should be advertised much more. You can see what looks like a very very large opening... More 

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