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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

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Address: 3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, I-65 at Exit 58, Horse Cave, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
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+1 270-786-1010
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Fun and interactive animal park. Many Australian animals including...

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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Nothing but a good time

First off, we had a Groupon which, unfortunately, had expired by over a year. But they took it and didn't charge us for the balance. That was hospitality at it's best. The animals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sellersburg, Indiana
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Sellersburg, Indiana
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351 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, we had a Groupon which, unfortunately, had expired by over a year. But they took it and didn't charge us for the balance. That was hospitality at it's best. The animals were a great experience, especially the walkabout. Guides were friendly, too. Definitely worth a few hours of enjoyment (including the cave) when in the area.

1 Thank ManningAvenger
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great, whether you watch the border collies herd sheep, see exotic birds, explore the cave or my personal favorite, petting and feeding the kangaroos. This is great for families, the staff is knowledgable and friendly. We even got to see a couple of joeys (baby kangaroos).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was well worth our stop. It was amazing to be right in the enclosure with the kangaroos and see the babies in their pouches. The cave tour was excellent as well. All the staff were so nice and very knowledgeable. I would certainly go again.

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Kingston Springs
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were on a 4 hour drive from Nashville and decided to stop and check this place out for a break. It was a 67 degree Friday afternoon in February, sun shining. What a great Oasis!! It's very low key and unpretentious, but well done. There were only about 25 people there at the time, so no crowds to battle.... More 

1 Thank LLC2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was a unique experience. My girlfriend and I were able to pet animals in an open atmosphere including a kangaroo which was awesome! We will definitely go back when we get the opportunity

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Evansville, Indiana
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip to Down Under Zoo. The kangaroos with Uncle Billy was the highlight of the trip. The kangaroos were so friendly. The staff was really helpful and led us down a nice cave tour. We will be back soon!

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Monterrey mexico
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We only spent a couple of hours here as we were on a road trip but it was the best part of our entire trip! We arrived at opening and were able to watch many of the animals get fed their breakfast. Amazing staff who really spent time explaining things to my son. We toured the cave and went gem... More 

1 Thank Lilliarae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This zoo was amazing!! The staff was extremely friendly especially Billy! He showed us all the animals and also taught us stuff that was extremely interesting about the animals. I highly recommend this place to everyone! So much fun!!

Thank Alyssa T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Wish I could give this place to 10 stars! This place alone will make us come back to Mammoth Caves sooner than we would have! We will be letting all of our friends know what an awesome gem this zoo is. We abolutely loved all the sweet dogs running around and the friendly staff, especially the older Vet with the... More 

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113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We got off the highway and saw this roadside attraction across from the gas station. Always up for a small adventure. An admission price of about $20/adult gets you a cave tour and several mini adventures. We saw a small building full of parrots in cages that were really too small, but it is cold out, now. The lorikeets were... More 

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