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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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Took my three grandsons ages 15,13,11. All 3 loves it. They have three very different personalities, one very outdoorsy the other two tend to like movies and video games. Couldn't... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Took my three grandsons ages 15,13,11. All 3 loves it. They have three very different personalities, one very outdoorsy the other two tend to like movies and video games. Couldn't believe the park kept all 3 entertained, they never once asked when are we leaving. They enjoyed interacting with the animals. All 3 said it was the best zoo they... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016

It was expensive even with out groups discounted rate but well worth it! My sister who has Down syndrome loved it, petting the snake was her favorite but she enjoyed the Kangaroos too :) Thank you to the nice employees that took the time to chat with her in the gift shop it means alot.

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Thank singergirl15
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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170 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This park is way too pricey for what you get to see and do. The military discount saves about $5 on your ticket. We bought 2 adult military tickets, 5 postcards, 2 meals at Outback Cafe, and rented a golf cart and our bill was over $100. The map they give you makes the park look huge, but it's actually... More 

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here the day before our Mammoth Cave trip. It was a little pricey but a lot of fun. It was really fun getting to pet a kangaroo. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The cave tour was a very nice bonus. Kids had a great time. If you have very small kids or elderly members in... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This place was so fun. It's small, but that was kind of nice. Everything was easy to walk to and see, and there were no crowds or lines so we could spend as much time with the animals as we wanted. The Onyx Cave tour was a surprise bonus with our tickets! Very cool, and our guide, Chase (I think)... More 

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Suamico, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This is a better bang for your buck compared to Mammoth Cave and Louisville Zoo where you have to stay in the sidewalk for example. Interacting with birds in the large attraction where they landed on me was amazing and feeding and petting the gentle and friendly kangaroos was also a memory I will never forget so thanks Uncle Billy.... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed it! Got discount tickets on groupon. Otherwise kind of pricy. Alot of walking and going up hill. The cave was fun. I was nervous about it cause my husband is 6 ft 2 inches and a big guy. But he was able to maneuver through. Please wear tennis shoes! Some wet and slippery areas. Have to take flashlight... More 

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Thank Marsha C
Wilmore, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We visited on a very hot day, and most of the animals were drowsy, particularly the kangaroos, who barely even stood up. There is still a lot to learn for kids, and while we didn't attend any shows, our niece and nephew very much enjoyed petting the animals, feeding the birds, and going on the cave tour. The cave tour... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Just visited this place today and we had a blast! There is nowhere else in the United States that you can go in and pet kangaroos! It was a very unique find, as it wasn't a large crowded zoo and everything was very relaxed. Many of the animals were just roaming around and you could go up and pet them.... More 

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad I found this on groupon! When we pulled up I had my doubts. I was with my husband and my parents. I was afraid that this was only a place for families with young children! Certainly that was the demographic but was fun for all! The cave tour was spectacular and better than those at mammoth cave... More 

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