Explore Lost River Cave in Bowling Green

Looking for an adventure? Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to a number of cave systems just waiting to be explored. One of the most popular is the beautiful Lost River Cave, located just off Exit 22 of I-65. The state’s only Underground Boat Tour features a Butterfly Habitat, as well as the shortest and deepest river in the world (as confirmed by Ripley’s Believe It or Not). Lost River Cave offers visitors a number of fun experiences and beautiful sights, as well as some educational history lessons.

Lost River Cave - Bowling Green, KY activities

Cave boat tours float through year-round in this underground river. (Lost River Cave)

What does a cave tour include?

Tours in the cave are about 45 minutes long and consist of both a guided walking tour & a boat tour. They begin at the top of each hour from 9am to 5pm. Adults cost $16.95 per ticket, kids from 4 to 11 cost $11.95, and children 3 and under are $4.95. During the walking tour, guests will learn about the cave’s role in many historical events. These include: the Civil War, its relation to notorious criminal Jesse James, its history among Native American peoples and more. Finally, the boat tour will take you through tight caverns where you can touch the limestone ceiling and under the famous wishing rock.

Lost River Cave is open year-round and is always a comfortable average temperature of 57 degrees, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. Bring your friends or family for a day of adventure underground. Also, remember that we’re right down the road!

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