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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Uncle Billy and kangaroos.

Visited Ky Down Under. We had a great time. My grandson loved the kangaroos. We especially enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cave City, Kentucky
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Cuddle Kangaroos!

Get up close with kangaroos! Such a special and unforgettable experience! We got to go inside a pen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
miranda l
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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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3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, I-65 at Exit 58, Horse Cave, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
+1 270-786-1010
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Ky Down Under. We had a great time. My grandson loved the kangaroos. We especially enjoyed Uncle Billy and his kangaroos. How to go back and visit next year. Hope to see Uncle Billy there. Thoroughly enjoyed him and his knowledge on them. Shout...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get up close with kangaroos! Such a special and unforgettable experience! We got to go inside a pen full of kangaroos and interact with them. They are very tame. We purchased food (you can enter pen without purchasing food) and once inside pen, the kangaroos...More

Thank miranda l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will take touching and playing with animals over watching them from a fence any day. We were able to freely pet and play with a whole herd of kangaroos. There were also friendly Lorikeets and a petting zoo of barnyard animals. The cave tour...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ky Down Under. All of the staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. I recently hurt my knee & they have golf carts to rent. Yay! The park is hilly & (I think they said) about a 3 mile walk....More

Thank Kona W
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Most people rented a golf cart to deal with the steep hills. We stupidly did not. We had a blast here. Easy to interact with the creatures there. Happy, talkative staff.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

It was totally worth the price to interact with the kangaroos and emus!! They are so fun to feed! The lory birds were cool to feed too, but a little intense (especially for little kids). The entire place was very hilly, so bring water! The...More

Thank Luv2TravelFamily4
Reviewed 7 September 2018

My husband and soon to be three year old took a long weekend to explore Cave City and its surrounding areas. We headed to Kentucky Down Under and had a good experience. The tour of Onyx Cave that is included with ticket purchase was a...More

Thank DottieLu
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Can get up close with several animals, loved the kangaroos, golf carts available to rent if you don’t want to walk cave tour included

Thank Robbin T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Nice little zoo that has a lot of up close animal encounters. You can feed the lories, and also feed and pet all of the outback animals. My kids loved feeding and petting all of the kangaroos. They even got to pet the shell of...More

Thank Alyssa T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Certainly a worthwhile visit to hang out with and pet Kangaroos, among other animals here. Very worthwhile to rent a golf cart if one has children, older folks, or people with bum knees (like myself). This made getting around a lot easier.

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7 July 2018|
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Response from ChrisS7899 | Reviewed this property |
I found in Groupon 4 tickets for $59.
Mae A
31 May 2018|
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Response from Bryan W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, both are open when raining.
27 July 2017|
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Response from workharddieproud | Reviewed this property |
I've been twice and spent about 2 hours both times. It really depends on you. You can spend all day there, doesn't cost extra, once you pay you can also leave and come back. We left and ate and came back for the cave tour.