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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
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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We visited the zoo/cave today. We basically had the place to ourselves. It was fantastic! Billy, our guide, let us explore and see the animals at our own pace. He never made us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth K
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Ohio
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank OhioNorthcoast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo/cave today. We basically had the place to ourselves. It was fantastic! Billy, our guide, let us explore and see the animals at our own pace. He never made us feel rushed even though we were still there 40 minutes past closing time. The animals were all very calm and let us interact with them while feeding... More 

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Argenta, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on an extremely cold day and basically had the whole place to ourselves. We got a golf cart to roam around in and it was well worth the cost. Our first stop was the cave tour and while the cave wasn't extensive it was more than I was expecting, good for little kids who are so-so about caves,... More 

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I went here with family for a couple of hours and was relieved I didn't pay full price. The place is kind of run down but being able to feed the kangaroos and birds was kind of cool. The cave tour was short and be prepared to climb a steep hill to start. We used Groupon to get our tickets... More 

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Thank cincyred
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

They are definitely adding things and making it better each time we visit so much fun a must to do at any age. Perfect for road trips literally feet off the highway.

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Thank Michelle K
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoy pretty much this whole day with being able to pet kangaroos, the staff is friendly, the fudge was delicious , the cave was super cool but the bird exhibit left me feeling very sad .

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My cousin and I (both adults over 35) spent a day here in October. We expected to spend a couple of hours but ended up staying the whole day. It was a wonderful experience. We had a great time interacting with all the animals and photographing them. Petting kangaroos and feeding them from our hands was probably the highlight of... More 

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Delta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took our kids here when I was visiting my sister in Kentucky. Ages range from 2 to 14. Every single one of them loved it, including myself and my sister. This was so neat and different from your average zoo. The fact that you can actually touch and walk around with Kangaroos, Emu' etc was an unforgettable experience. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were thoroughly impressed (and a little surprised) by how much we enjoyed our visit at the Kentucky Down Under Zoo, along with the (included) cave tour. We did the cave tour first and were surprised to discover that this was more of a caving experience than we expected - the floors were not paved like most "tourist" caves and... More 

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Ekron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This adventure was for my mother's birthday. Along with my teenage son the three of us had a wonderful time. I loved taking pictures of my family having hands on experiences with kangaroos, birds and even (yikes) a snake. There was plenty of places to sit, rest and take in this lovely location. My mom assures me this was the... More 

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