Explore a Kentucky natural wonder!


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

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Plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour on this two-part tour.

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 limestone 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.

Cave Boat Tour Accessibility Information

Cave Boat Tour Participant Requirements

Boat Tour Reviews

AdmissionAdult (12 and over)Youth (4-11)Child (3 and under)
Cave Boat Tour Ticket$19.95$14.95$5.95


2018 ScheduleDaysTimes (CST)
Fall/Winter Hours: September 4, 2018 through March 11, 2019
Cave Boat Tour Times
Tours are first come, first served
Weekdays*10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm CST
Weekends*9:00am - 5:00pm 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 - 5:00pm CST
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day - Closed early Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve


The Lost River Cave Flash Drive

Step out from behind the camera.

Experience every moment of your visit to Lost River Cave, and not through your camera lens.

To help you experience your visit firsthand and still take your memories with you, Lost River Cave has compiled 92 photos of the Cave, Historic Cavern Nite Club, wildlife, trails and more on to a custom flash drive. Each flash drive also includes a video about the park, Lost River Cave trivia, and a media release giving you permission to print the photos or post them to your social media accounts. It also serves as a handy flashlight!

Flash Drives are $10 each and can be purchased in the Lost River Cave Gift Shop.

Flash Drives

*Photo by Alexa Hix