Lost River Cave

270-393-0077
2818 Nashville Road | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Boat tours subject to weather, please call ahead.

Kentucky's only Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave. Daylight disappears from view as you board the boat on the river that Ripley's Believe It or Not claims is the shortest and deepest in the world. A comfortable 57 degrees year round, the boat tour offers a visit into the timeless world of a Kentucky Natural wonder. The guided walking tour along the river's edge will bring alive stories of Native Americans, Early European settlers, Civil War troops and the notorious Jesse James.

Throughout the valley, enjoy Treetop Bridge, nature trails, bird watching stations, picnic areas, and a favorite children's activity, the gemstone sluice. Wildflower Gifts offers apparel, home decor, collectibles, jewelry, Kentucky food products, fossils, and more.

Just looking to stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh air? Enjoy the valley's blue hole trails at no charge by simply checking in at the Visitor Center to let them know you're there. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the valley.

Special tours including Kayak the Cave and the Discovery Cave Crawl are available on a limited basis during the fall, winter and early spring when the river level is safe. All equipment including kayak, paddle, personal flotation device, helmets and headlamps is included. Contact the cave for reservations and more details.

Oct1

Scarecrow Trail

October 1-31, 2016
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Come to Lost River Cave and vote for your favorite scarecrow, or even make one yourself for the... Read More

Oct22

Great American...

October 22, 2016
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On Saturday, October 22nd bring your family and your tent for a night of memory making at Lost River... Read More

Nov19

Junior Naturalist...

May 21 - November 19, 2016
Lost River Cave

The Junior Naturalist Program is designed to encourage children to explore nature all year. The... Read More

Oct29

Big Red Hoedown

October 29, 2016
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Join Big Red for a Country Dance on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Lost River Cave! From 6-10pm,... Read More

Oct3

Fall Break Camp at...

October 3-7, 2016
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Registration is required for kids at this year's Fall Break Camp at Lost River Cave, running October... Read More