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Lost River Cave and Valley

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Address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
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+1 270-393-0077
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in...

Lost River Cave & Valley is home to the only underground boat tour in the state of Kentucky. In addition to the boat tour, Lost River offers over two miles of nature trails and a unique butterfly habitat. Lost River Cave is one of the largest nature parks in the South Central Kentucky region.

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WOW! What a Sight!!

What a gem this place is. You definitely have to take the kids here...the story for the cave is amazing...just to tempt you to visit; there was a wedding happening in the cave in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a gem this place is. You definitely have to take the kids here...the story for the cave is amazing...just to tempt you to visit; there was a wedding happening in the cave in the evening the day we visited...people in the 50's used to dance in a hall down there...it's that big!!

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1 Thank Matt O
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We went to lost river cave with family who visited from out of country we had so much fun there specially boat tour guide was very helpful and she explained everything briefly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We went towards the end of October it was a fun place to go. Lots of history our tour guide was fun and kept it interesting. Must see if your in the area. The boat ride was short but was beautiful.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We looked at the tour information and saw that it was a boat tour into the cave. It didn't look like the ceiling was that low...but it is! Make sure everyone in your group can bend all the way over in their boat. They will NOT fit under the ceiling at the entrance if they cannot get low enough. There... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to spend the day with our teenage boys and our dogs. Walked the trails for a short period and did the boat tour. Very informative and entertaining!!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went for the boat ride in the cave but found our 7 years old son had as much fun at the outdoor activities. The history of the cave and the blue holes was well presented as was the cave boat ride. A decent value too for a few hours of good entertainment.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had done some research on the Bowling Green, Kentucky area when deciding on where to vacation. The Lost River Cave tour was one of the things that we were interested in and part of the deciding factor on our trip. We had a great time. The tour guide, a college student, was very well versed in the history of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very cool entrance to the cave that is set up for weddings, parties, etc. The boat ride begins and ends with having to duck down pretty far to get into the cave so if you're claustrophobic, this may not be the trip for you. That portion only lasts a few seconds though and then you are in the cave which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had a bit of time to kill before I had to get back on the road and this place was 5 min away from where I had lunch. This is a beautiful bit of land, that I wish I had more time to walk the trails (they had a handful of hiking trails on the property). There is a... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The location and history are quite interesting and enjoyable to visit. The entrance price is not bad at all and it's a non-profit so all money they collect goes back into the upkeep of the location. The tour itself wasn't quite what we expected but a good visit nonetheless!

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