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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The brochures don't do this place justice. Look forward to clean friendly experience where you can pet a lot of great animals (if you go to bird show which is a lot more than birds) and have a very cheap gun shooting lesson. Don't miss this place!

Thank Stephanie C
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Cara F, Manager at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you for your review on our park. Several people are enjoying the shooting range that we offer for an additional cost, as well as the bird show, which has turned into more of an animal meet and greet due to the fact that you get a hands on experience with more that just birds. We are glad that you enjoyed your time and hope that you will visit us in the future as we are acquiring new animals to see and interact with as well as planning on opening up new and exciting exhibits.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our first time to visit Kentucky Down Under and we had a wonderful time! We got to hold and pet more animals then I would have ever expected. The workers were all extremely helpful and nice. The food was good at the cafe, but it's just a walk up window with outside dining at picnic tables. It was a hot day, so I was very pleased to find I could refill my ice tea for 25 cents! They also provided one free little cup of nectar to each person to feed the Lorakeets and that was fun. Even late in the day they were active and entertaining. We've never been in with Kangaroos before so that was very special to be able to pet one! The terrain is very hilly, but doable. At first I thought they ought to have golf carts to rent for the first hill, but it wasn't a problem. They even offered some horse drawn buggy rides included in the admission, but we didn't stay all day and weren't able to take advantage of that. I asked as we were leaving about 4:00 and was told they were putting the horses up to rest early because they were getting tired and hot. This really pleased me that they were taking care of the horses and concerned for them. Everyone seemed to have a very loving and caring attitude for the animals. We were able to pet these very large horses too. The bird show (and other animals) provided a very up close and personal experience. The cave tour was very nice and informative and well maintained. There were many formations and features and a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. In a couple if places we had to duck and in one short passage the larger of us in the group turned sideways to pass through, but it wasn't difficult or frightening. Some areas were quite large and open and beautiful. Oh, and we also got to try to play a Didgeridoo at the gift shop and to sample some delicious fudge. It really was a nice way to spend the afternoon! Also, it was nice they offered a AAA discount too.

Thank RMHolmes
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Cara F, Manager at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review on our park. It seems as though you were able to visit all of the areas available, with the exception of the horse rides, and that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. We do love our animals very much, and with the weather being what it has been, we tend to keep a close watch on all of them to ensure that they do not get overheated. We are also glad that you enjoyed the cave tour as well, as we feel as though it is rather beautiful. We hope that you will visit us in the future as we are acquiring new animals to interact with as well as opening some exciting new exhibits.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Be sure to make this a destination stop while in Kentucky. Extremely friendly workers with several things to do and try. Be sure to shoot pellets at snowy river range.

Thank Babykikodog
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Cara F, Manager at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you for your review on our park. We have several people that our raving about our newest addition, the snowy river range, and are glad that you enjoyed it as well. Be sure to visit us in the future as we are constantly acquiring new animals and plan on opening even more exciting exhibits.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day at Kentucky Down Under. My four children, ages 8, 6, 3, and 17 months had a great time exploring the cave and the animal exhibits. It was educational as well as fun, and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The animals appeared to be well taken care of and were approachable and seemed happy. The land is gorgeous--green, gently rolling hills against a bright blue sky. The scenery in itself was well worth the trip. We especially enjoyed the cave, the bird aviary, the woolshed, and stroll in the wagon pulled by Pete and Charlie. I appreciate that they allow you to take food into the park because that really helps to save money. The admission price is very reasonable, and the quality you get for your money rivals other attractions. I definitely recommend Kentucky Down Under.

Thank Leslie C
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Cara F, Manager at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you for your amazing review. We are glad that you and your children enjoyed your time at our park. It is rather beautiful, and a wagon ride is definitely a relaxing time. We just love Pete and Charlie, they are a crowd favorite and such good boys. We hope that you will visit us again in the future as we are constantly acquiring new animals and plan on opening exciting new exhibits.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a very nice trip for young family. Little ones loved all the animals. We all especially enjoyed the kangaroos. We were there early and they were especially cooperative that day, letting us get up close to them. The tour guide was quite informative and considerate of the 3 &7 year old's inquisitiveness. The inside "show/display" of milk goats in the barn was very interesting & kids liked getting to pet them after. The working dog show was also entertaining.

Thank AnnaBerry_Kentucky
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Cara F, Manager at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review on our park. We are very kid friendly and love to encourage young minds. The kangaroo exhibit is definitely a favorite, and we have several people that enjoy the dog herding demonstration and milking of the cow at our Woolshed exhibit. Be sure to visit us in the future as we are constantly acquiring new animals and even more exciting exhibits to see and enjoy.

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