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Lost River Cave, Bowling Green

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Lost River Cave is a seven-mile cave system located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Lost River originates outside of the cave and flows into it. The cave contains one of the largest natural entrances in the Eastern U.S. Boat tours are available year-round, but closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The river was once listed by Ripley's Believe it or Not as the "Shortest, deepest river in the world" because the blue hole is over 437 feet deep, while the river itself is only 400 feet long. In fact, the blue hole is only 16 feet deep, but is linked to a further underground river. The 72-acre cave property is jointly owned by Western Kentucky University and the non-profit Friends of Lost River Cave.

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  • The river cave tour was very nice. It is very unique and the information that the guide provided was really interesting. The grounds around the cave had some pretty good easy hikes and was beautiful. 
    The river cave tour was very nice. It is very unique and the information that the guide provided was really interesting. The grounds around the cave had some pretty good easy hikes and was beautiful.  more »
  • My friend and I went here just the other day. We have lived in the area our entire life, but decided to take a day out in Bowling Green. So thankful we chose Lost River Cave, as it was such an... 
    My friend and I went here just the other day. We have lived in the area our entire life, but decided to take a day out in Bowling Green. So thankful we chose Lost River Cave, as it was such an...  more »
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  • Pulling in the parking lot we had no idea what to expect. After entering the gift shop to buy spots on the tour, we found a wonderful place for souvenirs. The staff was super friendly and gave us all the information we needed to start our adventure. Walking down to the cave is a beautiful Scenic route. 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶Once we reach the end of the path and saw the cave, we were pleasantly surprised at its splendor. 🤩 Our guide was full of energy and made us laugh many times during the boat ride. I recommend you don’t forget to fit this itinerary on your next vacation. 😁
  • We took the boat tour very informative guide great visuals and very educational. Also in the park is a it's a 2 mile walking trail that could that currently has many scarecrows for the Halloween season a lot of fun for the kids and adults as well. The cave entrance can be rented out for events the day we were there it was set up for a wedding with crystal chandelier

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