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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

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Address: 3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, I-65 at Exit 58, Horse Cave, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
Phone Number: 12707861010
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Fun and interactive animal park. Many Australian animals including...

Fun and interactive animal park. Many Australian animals including kangaroos, as well as other North American Animals. Cave on site, included with admission price. Fun for the whole family.

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Much more than a roadside attraction!

Had much more fun here than I ever have at any major zoo. You get to interact with the animals. We spent 5+ hours on their property.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Had much more fun here than I ever have at any major zoo. You get to interact with the animals. We spent 5+ hours on their property.

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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We've been to a lot of caves but this was one of the best. It wasn't a long cave walk, no waterfalls or lakes, but there was a real sense of being in a cave and not some blown out glorfied "used to be a cave" expierces. The zoo was nice. Getting to pet a kangaroo in Kentucky was different.... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband and I saw the signs for KDU as we were traveling to Louisville for the weekend. Given that my husband is from Australia, this definitely piqued our curiosity! As soon as we were able, we researched more information and made definitely plans to visit on our way back home from Louisville. On multiple trips to Australia, we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a whim and had a blast! Petting the kangaroos and feeding the lorikeets is a great personal element that I loved. If you go in the cave, it's a short and easy tour, but my husband and I noticed a couple of huge drops off to the sides with no rails around them,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The kids didn't want to leave! There is so much to do and see! I have never been to a zoo where there was so much interaction with the animals. Definitely one of the best activities we did while visiting Bowling Green and Mammoth Cave. The cafe has really great food! Skip the McDonald's and eat there. The homemade chili... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We chose this place for the cave. We were looking for something both our 6 and 2 year old could tour. The cave was perfect and the added addition of seeing and interacting with the animals was a huge bonus. The kids will love it!!!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I wondered if this place might be a little "lame" for lack of a better word. But our family had such a great time here! We toured the cave which was so cool. It is a short tour but just right with kids since they probably didn't find it as interesting as my husband and I. We fed and petted... More 

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Lawrenceburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The budget was very limited for spring break this year so we decided that we would stay close and make a mini vacation out of a quick trip to Mammoth and KDU. As always, everyone of all ages enjoyed the zoo and the aviary and especially the bonus cave tour. This is a nice place to take a day trip.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is smaller than your normal zoo. but it was a great time for me and my family. it was a relaxing walk through the animal exhibits. The birds were loud and friendly when we went. almost like they were talking to us. we had lots of laughs. I was here many years ago. 2015 was just the latest back... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I remember coming here when I was a child, now about 10 years ago but this one that the kids will definitely remember. This is like a petting zoo on steroids with an aviary and a walkabout where you can get up close and personal with kangaroos and wallabies. There is a show where you get to see some of... More 

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