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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
+1 270-393-0077
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Great cave experience

So much history underground! Too short, worth the price. The grounds are clean, staff super... read more

Reviewed yesterday
yvonner123
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Such a blast, highly recommend!

Took our first trip to Kentucky's Lost River Cave and had such an amazing time! If you happen to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
denisebuliga
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
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+1 270-393-0077
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much history underground! Too short, worth the price. The grounds are clean, staff super friendly and lots of trails. This offers a nice quiet experience from the normal “hustle”.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took our first trip to Kentucky's Lost River Cave and had such an amazing time! If you happen to have Ryan as your tour guide, he is an absolute joy and SO funny. It was so great to have an engaging tour guide that genuinely...More

Thank denisebuliga
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on our boat tour. Ryan, our tour guide, did an amazing job keeping us interested and informed all throughout the cave. He made a few jokes along the way that really made the tour fun and enjoyable. The staff is...More

Thank Naomi S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing place!! Loved the cave tour boat ride the most! Our tour guide Paige was so delightful!! Not only was she very knowledgeable but also entertaining!! And she was a fantastic boat driver so no “cave thunder” for us!! We will definitely be back!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the total length of the river and cave system that was accessible was fairly short, the tour was thorough and very informative. The tour guides are knowledgeable and accommodating to all age groups. This tour is definitely worth your time as it is unique...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the opening weekend for the zipline, but things ran so smoothly, you'd never know they hadn't been doing this for a while. The staff was very professional, friendly, and safety conscious, and we had a fantastic time! I'd highly recommend it.

Thank Teri P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Daniel our tour guide was hands down the best guide we had our whole trip (far exceeding the Park Rangers at Mammoth). The non-profit itself seemed legit and we felt good supporting such a good cause. Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 14 individuals that came down on a Saturday. We had reservations placed for a 1:00 boat ride but, due to the hour time difference, arrived 2 hours early. The cave tour guides were able to adjust our reservation to an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice thing to go see. Had to call a couple different days. when it rains alot they do not do the tour cuz when the river is high boat will not be able to go in cave. But it was interesting. Just...More

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Thank Meloney S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our son’s 9th birthday party here with the Snake Encounter birthday package. We could not have been more pleased. The facility was excellent, the staff was very friendly and extremely helpful when booking the party as well as during. I would highly recommend...More

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got2run
29 April 2018|
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Response from jcihak1 | Reviewed this property |
You can't kayak at the Lost River Cave. There is only a short boat ride.
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rosieandchris777
20 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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