Just 30 miles north of Bowling Green via I-65 or scenic US 31W, Hart County is full of country charm and outdoor adventure. Choose a show cave, animal park, river paddle, zip or rappel. Experience historic sites, walking tours, country markets, antiques, a barn quilt trail, local restaurants and shops. For all the options, go to www.kygetaway.com.
Hidden River Cave, Zip & Rappel/American Cave Museum
119 E. Main Street • Horse Cave, KY 42749 • 270.786.1466
Cross the world’s longest underground suspension bridge along a subterranean river or take an o˜-trail Cave Adventure Tour in the middle of historic downtown Horse Cave. Enjoy seasonal zips & rappels plus the free interactive museum and aboveground cell phone tour. Open daily.
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo/Mammoth Onyx Cave
3700 L&N Turnpike • Horse Cave, KY 42749 • 270.786.1010
Pet dozens of kangaroos, feed rainbow lorikeets, watch sheep herding and animal shows. A tour of one of the region’s most stunning caves is included with admission. Open daily.
Dutch Country Safari Park
2125 L&N Turnpike • Horse Cave, KY 42749 • 270.925.4417
Explore the 3/4 mile safari trail in your car or on their hayride. Meet a zebra, camels, wildebeest and more. Feed larger animals at the Humpback Overpass and smaller ones at the Encounter Area. Open late March through October.
Hart County’s Blueway on the Green
270.218.0386 • kygetaway.com
Take a lazy paddle down the Green River, one of the world’s most biologically diverse rivers, past shimmering blue holes
National Park. Livery info & river maps at website above.