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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: +1 270-786-1010
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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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So many changes

This was our 4th visit... So many things have changed over the years... Some for the better, some not so much... I do miss some of the old things, but I also appreciate some of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2016
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Florence, Kentucky
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DeWitt, Michigan
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I visited this park the same week in May in 2010. Had a blast then. My kids had so much fun and the cave tour was incredible. Fast forward to 2016. Before I went I checked their website for info. Looked very much the same experience as in 2010. What a fail. First, the the cave tour. On the website... More 

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2 Thank Mike R
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Ok place to visit 88 dollars for family of 4 just birds, farm animals and kangaroo. 30 extra for golf cart very small not a zoo not even close to it. Cave was neat staff very friendly and helpful. Probably wouldn't return due to lack of exibits and higj prices for what is offered

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Florence, Kentucky
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This was our 4th visit... So many things have changed over the years... Some for the better, some not so much... I do miss some of the old things, but I also appreciate some of the newer things, so I guess it balances out... The people who work here are extremely nice, and I have absolutely no complaints about service...... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

My sister and I stopped to see the Dingo's and the Kangaroos. Wow what an experience. we had a blast petting the birds and the sheep and of course the Kangaroos. its a very well handled zoo, and great for all ages. will have to go back to this one again

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Thank rowencat
Opp, Alabama
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this zoo. Animals to pet, an aviary to enter and interact with and animal shows. What's not to love? This is not a huge, take the whole day, leave exhausted, attraction. It is more relaxed and low key. As an older, single traveler I appreciate activities that I can do at my pace. I toured the... More 

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Thank bamagrams
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We are 2 adults traveling home from vacation in Florida, we saw a sign that said "have you ever pet a kangaroo" and we couldn't resist! Billy gave us an excellent tour of the kangaroos and was very informative! A great place to get up close and personal with some of the worlds most amazing creatures. Definitely would go again.

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Thank Kelsey2225
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156 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I didn't have high hopes for this place, but I was pleasantly surprised by KYDU! Staff was great and the areas where you could interact with the animals were fun. The bird enclosures made me sad and I hope they have open areas other than their small cages. You can rent a golf cart if the walking is too much... More 

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Thank TangentialT
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I went with my girlfriend and we both had a great time. Got to see and feed a few animals including a kangaroo. The cave tour was pretty cool for the fact that they have no lights down there so it's all flashlights which we thought made it a bit more of a fun trip down.

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1 Thank Matt R
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We are always looking for things to do on the weekend with our kids ages 7 months to 13 years old. We wondered how legit this place would be since most petting zoos are a little hokey. But we only live an hour and a half away AND we found a great deal on Groupon so we decided to give... More 

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3 Thank Foreveryoung224
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We seen this location on Groupon and since Mammoth Cave was our original destination, Why not!! So glad we did, we had an amazing time here. Both of my kids (10 & 8) had so much fun with the Kangaroo's and Lorikeets. The cave tour was really interesting (the background story) we all got to see cave crickets for the... More 

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