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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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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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Kayak the Cave

Awesome experience, one of a kind. Right in the middle of town!!! Guid d Kayak Tour with Headlamps and a up close and personal tour of a historic cave!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome experience, one of a kind. Right in the middle of town!!! Guid d Kayak Tour with Headlamps and a up close and personal tour of a historic cave!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did all the trails here, and we got to see a waterfall. But there were mosquitoes. Bla.😒 Overall it was a pleasant walk.

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Thank Felix M
Fayetteville, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice. Warm sunny day, our tour guide was terrific, you walk for a bit to the blue hole. Then off to the cave where you get in a boat and look at all the wonders of this cave. Our guide was great with all the one liner bad jokes. Well worth the money. Great gift shop

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Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history, especially anything from the 1920s-1950s so when I read up on this cave I knew we had to stop in and do the boat tour in the cave. The entrance to the cave has it's own natural A/C and the owner made it into a night club and was super popular during the early jazz and swing... More 

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stratford upon avon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very surprised with the tour, a little expensive but the money goes back into cave system and maintenance. You can also get $2 off with the bowling green tour guide coupon. The tour guide goes into the history and also the civil war as it was used by both armies. Although the boat tour is a little short... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost River Cave was a great choice for us. I thought it was just going to be a quick tour through the cave and that was it, but we spent several hours here enjoying a lot of fun outdoor activities. We bought our tickets in the gift shop. The gift shop had a lot of interesting stuff and a lot... More 

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Brook Park, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, and spend a little time! We hiked the blue hole trail, then took the boat tour. Our guide on the tour was Chase, and he was very knowledgeable and friendly! Once in the cave you can appreciate the beauty. Gift shop has lots of nice items. Definitely a must do while in the area.

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Gainesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled 2 hours from Tennessee to Bowling Green, KY to tour the Lost River Cave after reading others reviews. We were not disappointed. Our GPS misdirected us and when we called for directions they were very pleasant and gave us the correct route. The tours start on the hour but the gift shop is loaded with a wide variety... More 

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Independence, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family, which included a 13 year old and a 6 year old, visited Lost River and took the cave tour and it was fun for all of us! I'm so glad we did this. Both my kids enjoyed the free play area near the gift/tour check in. My 6 year old loved crawling through the tunnel with other kids.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat stop if you are in Bowling Green. The tour guide was knowledgeable and although the boat ride was a bit short it was impactful. Parking is ample and the price is reasonable, especially given that it goes back into conservation efforts.

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