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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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Nice boat trip into cave with history

Excellent guide walks and talks you down to the cave mouth. Lots of history, facts and history... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Awesome Day Trip

My husband and I decided to drive down here and check out the Lost River Cave because it was... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Richmond, Kentucky
via mobile
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent guide walks and talks you down to the cave mouth. Lots of history, facts and history about the cave and area. The boat trip is quite short but interesting all the same. Perfect for all age groups. Also checkout the butterfly area and very...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to drive down here and check out the Lost River Cave because it was flooded the last time we were in town. We were not disappointed. When you first come into the area you park and purchase a tour at...More

Thank rosehay2
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

don't expect a long tour, the complete your is 45 minutes and is around $17. interesting fact the water is damed up in the cave so that the water is high enough for a boat to float. I would rather go to mammoth cave its...More

Thank familytimefun
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited this as a distraction from all the bourbon tours we were doing and had a bit of fun. The cave has an interesting history and our guide was very knowledgable on the history of the area, as well as the geology of the...More

Thank AussieA12
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife and I finally made it up to lost river cave. We really enjoyed the history and the boat ride in the cave. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. This was a great experiance. Be sure to check the website to be sure...More

Thank Krakkah
Reviewed 2 September 2016

You have a few options when it comes to visiting Lost River Cave. If you are an out-of-towner you will probably pick the underground boat tour and maybe a visit to the gift shop. Both are perfectly fine activities. While I have done the boat...More

1  Thank RJH8888
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It's a gem of a site within the heart of Bowling Green. Lots of history and an intelligent guide. All proceeds go straight to WKU for the preservation of the cave and river system.

1  Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Drove in from Nashville to see it. Great facility, very beautiful cave. Tour guide was personal and educational.

Thank abuskirk
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love the tour guides! They're knowledgeable and personable. It also a great place for a brisk walk in a peaceful setting.

Thank Lesli R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great place! The atmosphere was tremendous and all the staff was wonderful. So beautifully decorated.

Thank Douglas/Suzanne M
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17 May 2017|
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
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
Paulette J
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