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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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Great place to have a lasting experience

My 10 year old son and I like to visit different caves to see things out of the norm. We took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrie G
Challengeing but unique adventure

We visited Hidden River Cave and had planned the 5-hour hiking trip in the cave. It was pure... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
119 E Main St, Horse Cave, KY 42749-1112
+1 270-786-1466

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 10 year old son and I like to visit different caves to see things out of the norm. We took the shorter tour, which was guided by Gary. We even had 2 dogs come along with us. There was so much detail given about...More

Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited Hidden River Cave and had planned the 5-hour hiking trip in the cave. It was pure adrenaline and the hell uva trip with our guide Keith. Already in gthebeginning Keith told us he wa going to try to reach a part of the...More

Thank MauriceRobertAngres
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My family and I enjoyed the cave tour and biplane experience. John and Gary were really nice and knowledgeable. Makes for a great day trip!

Thank Ally K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After doing the self guided mammoth cave tour we stumbled on this gem. Gary and Charolay were excellent with our group and great with the small kids. We had what felt like a private cave tour after repealing off the cliff. We will definitely be...More

Thank bkuk378
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Don't get to see all the cave formations that you get with other caves. What is different with this cave is the history of the river and it's importance in starting the town. They also offer zip lines and rappeling

Thank Earl C
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
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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