Explore a Kentucky natural wonder!
Lost River Cave • 2818 Nashville Road • Bowling Green • KY • 42101 • I-65, Exit 22
Cave Boat Tour-Reservations are highly recommended.
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.
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!
Buy a Bucket of Gems for $24.95 and receive a Red Bag of Gems free!
A $6.95 Savings!
Cave Boat Tour Participant Requirements
- 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.
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.
|Admission||Adult (13 and over)||Youth (4-12)||Child (3 and under)|
|Cave Boat Tour Ticket||$19.95||$16.95||$5.95|
|2019 Schedule||Days||Times (CST)|
|Fall Hours November 2019-December, 2019|
|Cave Boat Tour Times|
Tours are first come, first served
|Weekdays||10:00am,11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm CST
Reservations are recommended
|Weekends||10:00 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 Shop||Monday - Saturday||8:30am - 6:30pm CST|
|Visitor Center & Gift Shop||Sunday||8:30am - 6:30pm 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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