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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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WOW! What a Sight!!

What a gem this place is. You definitely have to take the kids here...the story for the cave is... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Matt O
via mobile
Awesome place

We went to lost river cave with family who visited from out of country we had so much fun there... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Dipen S
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

What a gem this place is. You definitely have to take the kids here...the story for the cave is amazing...just to tempt you to visit; there was a wedding happening in the cave in the evening the day we visited...people in the 50's used to...More

1  Thank Matt O
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We went to lost river cave with family who visited from out of country we had so much fun there specially boat tour guide was very helpful and she explained everything briefly

Thank Dipen S
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We went towards the end of October it was a fun place to go. Lots of history our tour guide was fun and kept it interesting. Must see if your in the area. The boat ride was short but was beautiful.

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We looked at the tour information and saw that it was a boat tour into the cave. It didn't look like the ceiling was that low...but it is! Make sure everyone in your group can bend all the way over in their boat. They will...More

1  Thank gunn50
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to spend the day with our teenage boys and our dogs. Walked the trails for a short period and did the boat tour. Very informative and entertaining!!!

1  Thank jbnelson
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went for the boat ride in the cave but found our 7 years old son had as much fun at the outdoor activities. The history of the cave and the blue holes was well presented as was the cave boat ride. A decent value...More

1  Thank AbMb34
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had done some research on the Bowling Green, Kentucky area when deciding on where to vacation. The Lost River Cave tour was one of the things that we were interested in and part of the deciding factor on our trip. We had a great...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very cool entrance to the cave that is set up for weddings, parties, etc. The boat ride begins and ends with having to duck down pretty far to get into the cave so if you're claustrophobic, this may not be the trip for you. That...More

1  Thank Devin H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a bit of time to kill before I had to get back on the road and this place was 5 min away from where I had lunch. This is a beautiful bit of land, that I wish I had more time to walk...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The location and history are quite interesting and enjoyable to visit. The entrance price is not bad at all and it's a non-profit so all money they collect goes back into the upkeep of the location. The tour itself wasn't quite what we expected but...More

Thank Meesa C
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20 August 2017|
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Response from rmarple96 | Reviewed this property |
One hour.
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