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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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A downright tourist trap...

We signed up for the Kayak the Cave tour. We were looking forward to it, and were sadly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skier15631
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Greeley, Colorado
Pleasant surprised

The staff was very courteous, especially with our special needs son. Our guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
J.J. G
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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 good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
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+1 270-393-0077
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for the Kayak the Cave tour. We were looking forward to it, and were sadly disappointed at what a rip off the entire thing was. Lost River Cave is nothing but a tourist trap. For starters, our tour guide reeked of booze,...More

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Nicole C, Marketing Coordinator at Lost River Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience on the Kayak the Cave Tour. We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol on the property, so we will be investigating the unacceptable behavior you have shared with us. As for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very courteous, especially with our special needs son. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the region and the cave's history. Not as exciting as Mammoth Cave, but still a nice event for the family

Thank J.J. G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are in town but once you pull into the park it's so beautiful and peaceful. They have a butterfly area but was to late in the year. Can't wait to see it. The staff is amazing and very helpful. We love going through caves,...More

1  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately due to the weather we were unable to tour the cave, but what a blessing to find the shop where you purchase your tickets. The shop was wonderful and the people were so friendly and inviting. Great souvenirs and a great place to find...More

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the trails and the many plant species along the trails. The boat ride was short but, it was informative and fun. Nice and cool on a hot day. The staff were very friendly everywhere including the gift shop. They told...More

Thank Rodney T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful cave and walking towards the cave you will see many species of plants. The ride in the boats through the cave was a little disappointing. It only lasted about 10 minutes. The history of the cave was fascinating.

Thank Jani J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the entrance and gift shop and were promptly greeted by an amazing and friendly staff. We purchased our tickets and were on our way. We also had a coupon from the travel brochure. The walk to the start of the tour was...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The trails at the Lost River Cave are great on a sunny day. If you are a photographer you can get some terrific photos of the trails, the trees, and the overhanging cliffs. The boat ride through the cave is interesting if you like dark,...More

Thank Cabdg
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great walking trails and hikes for us locals. Nice way to get out and spend an afternoon. They do allow you to bring your pets on the walking trails too. A stroller can be used on the paved trail.

Thank LAURA C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were here as part of an event associated with a work trip/convention. Our event featured live music (which sounded pretty good for being in a cave) and a catered meal/bar, both of which were good. The event area was clean and well decorated, staff...More

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sharonhixenbaugh
how far of a walk is it to the boat,and is it worth the price if you are unable to do the trails
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
I'm in a wheelchair, is this accessible to me?
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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Paulette J
Is this wheelchair accessible?
15 May 2017|
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Response from Ronda M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is a little bit of a rough terrain (with a slight slope and dirt) after you get off the bridge to the mouth of the cave, but it can be done. Once you get to the entrance of the cave, I think there is a wheelchair... More
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