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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
+1 270-393-0077
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Lost River Cave was a GORGEOUS place!! The staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Brandy W
via mobile
Interesting, fun cool spot in a hot day

After seeing excellent reviews of this place, we decided to stop in on a Monday morning. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Austin, Texas
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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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  • Very good39%
  • 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 20 September 2016 via mobile

Lost River Cave was a GORGEOUS place!! The staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the cave and tell the stories with a mixture of wit and mystery. We rode on the underground boat tour and, although I am fearful of caves, it was...More

Thank Brandy W
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

After seeing excellent reviews of this place, we decided to stop in on a Monday morning. Our guide, Chase, was kind, informative, and funny. As we left, my husband and I both said we were happy we stopped by.

Thank mfinch76
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

On a whim we visited lost river cave and did the boat tour. Nice and cool down in the valley and cave. Guide was well educated about the history of the cave and boat ride was fun.

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the Boat tour and our tour guide, Roma was funny and very informative! The tour was about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes so not too long which was nice because we had other plans for the afternoon. We got there...More

Thank Anjali S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My teen boys enjoyed the boat tour of the cave. This is an acctivity for people of all ages.The guide was very friendly and informative. The walking trail was nice also. It is a pet friendly walking trail which is a bonus if you have...More

Thank scolter1977
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here both times we have been to bowling green and would go back again and again! Another visitor from Texas and I were commenting on how neat it is that this beautiful area was hiding right off of a major roadway. On...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. Well worth your time. But don't go when it has rained a lot because they have to close it down sometimes for high water.

Thank bobky
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a short cave tour in a boat. The history of the area is interesting, and our cave guide was an excellent story teller. I thought it was worth the price of admission but my husband thought it was pricey for how much cave...More

Thank umrbs91
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Its a small lil cave opening really but it is very neat !! And the history of the while thing is fascinating. There is a bit of a walk to the cave but it is very beautiful and a wide path . The guide will...More

Thank Brandi M
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It is really cool though. We didn't get to go on all of it, cause it had just rained very hard. That makes the river rise and access through some of the cave, by boat anyway, not a good idea. This was a hideout for...More

1  Thank nabenom
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20 August 2017|
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Response from BGuffee | Reviewed this property |
The whole tour is about an hour. If you like you can hike the trails on the property before or after.
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