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Lost River Cave and Valley

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Address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101-4041
Phone Number: +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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Lots of fun!

We really enjoyed the boat tour and the nature trails were very nice. We saw quite a bit of wild life including cave crayfish, a bullfrog and fox pups. The guides were fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 April 2016
Jason W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the boat tour and the nature trails were very nice. We saw quite a bit of wild life including cave crayfish, a bullfrog and fox pups. The guides were fantastic and the history was fascinating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this but unfortunately this was really a let down. The 25 minute walk and the 20 minute boat ride is a real stretch, you will see what I mean if you decide to go. The biggest let down is the fact the cave is so man made and really obvious. I was expecting a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This was a fun cave to visit. The guide told a lot of tall tales that jazzed up the tour and gave some insight into the way the cave was marketed in the past. Short but fun boat ride into the cave.

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Thank Helen H
Three Rivers, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

It is run by a non-profit, so the cave tour was much less commercial and more like a mini version of Mammoth Cave NP. The nature trail were nice, too

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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

As a local, this is our favorite place to visit when we want to have fun outdoors. The trails, the play area and classes are all entertaining for our nature-loving children.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped as part of our vacation. Pretty cool place! Great, brief history of the system and then you head in. About 20-25 minutes was spent in the cave. A neat stop!

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West Chester, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We weren't planning on visiting the Lost River Cave & Valley but we saw it as it is right down the street from the Home Cafe (excellent) where we were having lunch. During our lunch we looked up the LRC&V on trip advisor & decided that a boat tour thru the cave sounded awesome. Unfortunately, there had been so much... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Let me tell you how great this park is . Great trail to hike on, blue watering hole, and a butterfly garden. What a neat place to take the family , or go on a walk on your lunch hour.

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Lyman, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Our kids really enjoyed this attraction. We hiked the trails for an hour while we waited for our tour to start and really just had an great time. Our guide was fun and even though the boat trip was short it was still a unique experience and we had a great time!

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought that something so cool would be in the center of town. It is a very amazing hour long tour and history lesson. Our guide was awesome and can make or break the tour. I thought the price was a little high until I saw what it went to preserve. Also the guide was so good we... More 

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