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Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

119 E Main St, Horse Cave, KY 42749-1112
+1 270-786-1466
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Tour guide well informed

Very interesting--not a typical cavern / cave. Pre-tour museum very interesting and guide well... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Robert D
Lake Elsinore, California
DON'T waste your money!

This is a sinkhole that exposed the convergence of two tiny creeks. It goes back 1/8th of a mile... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Farragut, Tennessee
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Take an in-depth look at the fascinating world of caves as you journey through gigantic subterranean chambers made out of limestone.After you explore the underground, try out the aerial view from our new zip-line and rappel! Don't forget our 2 level museum featuring caves.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cave tour” (106 reviews)
“zip line” (87 reviews)
“hidden river” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
119 E Main St, Horse Cave, KY 42749-1112
+1 270-786-1466

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very interesting--not a typical cavern / cave. Pre-tour museum very interesting and guide well informed.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a sinkhole that exposed the convergence of two tiny creeks. It goes back 1/8th of a mile and has NO features. Ask to see pictures before you pay $15 a person. The 5 star reviews were most likely written by friends and relatives....More

1  Thank TLHKNXG
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The dome is a great cave, huge and cool. Our tour guide was a nice guy but a bit flaky. He did not know how to tell a story. Regardless the cave has an interesting history and a promising future. There are two more dome...More

Thank BogDogs
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had a blast! My family of 6 and son's girlfriend (2 parents, 2 teenagers, 3 college age) stayed at Singing Hills Campground one exit south of the Hidden River Cave. We planned on hiking at Mammoth Cave and were looking for some activities to...More

1  Thank edytrips
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The town of Horse Cave has a cave UNDER THEIR TOWN! Right off Main St. is a giant karst window that leads to a 10 mile cave! The folks at Hidden River Cave and the American Cave Museum are a hidden gem. This property is...More

Thank Jashoe17
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Actually been to cave city area many times and always preferred if your doing caves you only do mammoth cave NP . Now this trip we tried something different and was nicely surprise @hidden River. Tour guides made it very enjoyable and came away with...More

Thank Terrance N
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is an amazing hidden gem! Awesome cave. Great history tour. A good workout too, lots of stairs to get in and out! I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would recommend it to anyone traveling in the area. The sink hole in which the cave...More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you go on vacation to visit caves, as we did, you expect stairs. What makes this one just a little different is the large staircase you have to travel to get in and out. It was a bit much for my wife and one...More

Thank JFStanley
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I found a Groupon for this hidden gem, and I am glad I decided to buy it! Located just a few miles off of the interstate, the cave had convenient free parking. As soon as we walked in, the staff was friendly and there was...More

1  Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best guides for the river cave tour ... The 2 guys that did the zip line for the kids went above and beyond to make our kids comfortable and make it fun!! We will bring our family back and look forward to...More

Thank Shannon C
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Mark S
6 March 2017|
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Response from HLarkin | Reviewed this property |
We got a Groupon for it. Can't remember how much that was, but it was cheaper than paying direct.
Trent B
25 February 2017|
Response from BigHungryBrownBear | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You will probably want to shoot them an email for that information. I tried to include it here, but website links are not allowed in postings. Regardless, the folks there were very responsive to email inquiries when we... More
10 July 2016|
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Response from Horsecavelover | Property representative |
This is Dave from Hidden River Cave. We can zip anyone from around 35 pounds to 280 pounds. We don't have a weight limit on the rappel, but we have an age limit. You need to be 8 years old to rappel. We have zipped 4... More