Lost River Cave

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. Coming Soon... Flying Squirrel Zip Line!

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 the Discovery Cave Crawl are available by reservation. Contact the cave for reservations and more details.


Junior Naturalist...

March 17 - October 20, 2018

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


Yoga in Lost River...

April 28, 2018

It's back-Yoga in Lost River Cave! Check-in begins at 6pm, class starts at 6:30pm! Join us in the... Read More


Water Wheel...

Nashville singer songwriter Marc-Alan Barnette (“Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Level”) and Texas... Read More


Fairy Garden Tour &...

Share a Magical Afternoon With Your Child! Attend the Bowling Green Garden Club’s Fairy Garden Tour... Read More


Water Wheel...

Nashville singer-songwriter/recording artist Anne Buckle (“She is Wildwood”) and Bluebird Café... Read More


Adult Nature Program...

March 25 - December 2, 2018

Lost River Cave’s Nature Center offers a number of programs and interpretive hikes for the adult... Read More