Explore a Kentucky natural wonder!


Lost River Cave • 2818 Nashville Road • Bowling Green • KY • 42101 • I-65, Exit 22

Reserve your tickets ahead of time and receive $10 off $30 purchase in the Gift Shop and more! 

Lost River Cave is a non-profit organization funded by ticket sales, focusing our efforts to enrich and educate more lives through connections to nature. 

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Cave Boat Tour-Reservations are highly recommended.

Plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour on this two-part eco-friendly tour (walking to the cave and boating through the cave).

The Cave Boat Tour begins with a leisurely stroll in the valley as your guide shares the tale of the blue hole and disappearing Civil War soldiers.

When you arrive at the massive cave entrance, prepare to board Kentucky’s only underground boat tour. Duck your head for just a moment as you glide under the famous wishing rock. Touch the cool dolomite ceiling before the passage opens into a cathedral-like cavern. Sturdy shoes recommended. No dogs allowed on tours.

We encourage you to purchase your tickets online in advance, but it is not required. Walk-ins are welcome!

Interested in bringing a group? Call or email Chad today to find out more! 270-393-0077 Chadwick@lostrivercave.org 

AdmissionAdult (13 and over)Youth (4-12)Child (3 and under)
Cave Boat Tour Ticket$19.95$16.95$5.95

Book your Zipline at the same time as your Cave Boat Tour and save $10 off your zipline tickets! (Returns this March!)

Check out the Flying Squirrel and the Lightning Bug Zipline here! 

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Add a Gem Mining Experience! (available until Nov. 22nd-will return in the Spring)

Cave Boat Tour and Yellow Bag of Gems!

Adults 13 and up $28.90, Kids 4-12 $25.90!

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Buy a Bucket of Gems for $24.95 and receive a Red Bag of Gems free! 

A $6.95 Savings!

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Know before you go!

General Information:

  • The boat tour is appropriate for all ages.
  • The underground boat tour is 45-minutes, with a 20-minute guided walk to the cave entrance and a 25-minute ride on the boat through the cave.
  • Please dress for your comfort and for outdoor weather conditions, layering is recommended.
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  • Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided in sizes ranging from infant to adult.
  • The water depth ranges from 4 to 5 feet along the tour route.

Boat Tour Reviews 

Historic Valley Walking Tours

Available only when Cave Boat Tours are closed due to flooding.

This 35-minute walking tour will lead you down a paved path to the historic Blue Hole No. 4, continue walking along the romantic Riverwalk, up to the impressive cave entrance, and through the once-booming Cavern Nite Club. Your guide will provide local facts, lies, and legends all along the way. See the calendar below for tour times and ticket pricing.

Cave Boat Tour Accessibility Info

AdmissionAdult (13 and over)Youth (4-12)Child (3 and under)
Cave Boat Tour Ticket$19.95$16.95$5.95


2020 ScheduleDaysTimes (CST)
Winter Hours: January 2020-March 2020
Cave Boat Tour Times
Tours are first come, first served
Weekdays10:00am,11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm CST
Reservations are recommended
Weekends10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Top of each hour
* Weather and school field trips may postpone public tours, call ahead to confirm public tour times.
Visitor Center & Gift ShopMonday - Saturday8:30am - 6:00pm CST
Visitor Center & Gift ShopSunday8:30am - 6:00pm CST
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day - Closed early Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve


Cave Boat Tour 


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