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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
+1 270-393-0077
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A TRIP DOWN THE RIVER & NO PADDLE

It was a fun time. Have an excellent low light camera to take pictures on the river ride. Lots of... read more

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Reviewed 7 October 2017
Eric R
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Elkhorn, United States
Underwhelming

I took a kayak tour and came away feeling that it was not worth the price of admission. It took... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Monica D
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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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Lost River Cave 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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat tour” (171 reviews)
“butterfly house” (56 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
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+1 270-393-0077
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

It was a fun time. Have an excellent low light camera to take pictures on the river ride. Lots of great things to see, no matter what time of year. A great and very friendly staff.

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2  Thank Eric R
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I took a kayak tour and came away feeling that it was not worth the price of admission. It took more time to assemble the 12 participants, walk to the cave, select gear and get into the kayaks than it did to float in the...More

1  Thank Monica D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been to several caves, but this one was quite different. The history of this cave was really interesting. Our guide was good at answering questions. The cave was set up for a pretty wedding/reception for that evening.

1  Thank Lena R
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This place is great! Love the trails and cave. Little kids playground. Events through out the year. The Halloween trail is fun.

1  Thank londonest13
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Take a boat ride into the cave. Explore the trails. Walk along a sidewalk next to a field of prairie grasses and flowers. Hike to the butterfly house. Lots of ways to spend a pleasant time.

1  Thank Sheila R
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

There are several free hiking paths at the Lost River Cave. The 'boat ride' and tour is interesting and it's helpful to know the fee covers the maintenance and preservation of this unique geological area. The guide is what makes the tour exciting. Of course...More

1  Thank cndirector1
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Probably not as exciting a trip as we expected with more time spent listening to the tour guide basically shouting to make herself heard which was not really necessary telling us about the history of the Blue Holes and the depth thereof. The boat trip...More

Thank Roger G
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

If your into caving this probably isnt your best option but this is a great way to get people that could not climb a lot of steps in or out of most caves. You can make reservations online or try to do a walk up...More

Thank Wes H
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This is first come first serve..no reservations..was disappointed that we couldn't do the tour, they offered a coupon, but didn't use it. Our vacation was over a weekend, and didn't want to waste it waiting in line for a 45 minute cave tour.

Thank Misty S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is an unusual cave tour that is probably your best bet if you have a baby or toddler, as it has relatively low athletic requirements. You walk down a hill and the guide talks about some features of the area, including a blue hole...More

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rosieandchris777
19 August 2017|
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Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
25-30 minutes
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sharonhixenbaugh
17 May 2017|
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Response from simplyliving694326 | Reviewed this property |
It's not a particularly far walk, maybe a quarter of a mile from the LRC center where you pay. You don't have to pay for the trails. The boat tour is pretty neat but it doesn't last for a long time--maybe 15-20 min. It's... More
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Paulette J
15 May 2017|
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Response from glenlowfi | Reviewed this property |
Paulette, the boat ride would be difficult but by all means give them a call....super nice folks. There are some paved trails around the cave, and a cool bridge that would be very accessible but make sure your brakes are in... More
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