Reviews & Testimonials

The nonprofit American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA) operates Hidden River Cave and the American Cave Museum as part of our educational initiative to support the protection of caves, karstlands, and groundwater resources.

Hidden River Cave-American-Cave Museum-Tripadvisor Travelers Choice 2023

We are so very pleased to share reviews from many of our visitors who posted on Google and Tripadvisor. Hidden River Cave and the American Cave Museum also received the prestigious “Travelers’ Choice” Award from Tripadvisor in 2023. Please click to see our Tripadvisor reviews

Jose Cahue
Jose Cahue
18:14 27 May 24
Erica Bibbey
Erica Bibbey
00:29 26 May 24
This was a great cave! Beautiful entrance and very interesting. The guide was very nice and provided a lot of details about the history of the area. If you're in River City Kentucky this is a must see!
Melissa Walther
Melissa Walther
03:39 24 May 24
Julia Stasso
Julia Stasso
19:53 23 May 24
REQUEST AL TO DO YOUR TOUR!!! Upon reading other reviews that raved about Al, we requested he did our tour because he was there. It was absolutely the right choice, he was friendly, informative, funny, knowledgeable and willing to answer any question you may have. You can tell he truly loves what he does. The cave was exciting and interesting, I’d recommend wearing shoes you don’t care tooooo much about as it can get muddy.
Karen Carver
Karen Carver
18:21 23 May 24
Al was a great tour guide, lots of information and thoughtful about photos. I was even able to bring my little dog on the tour. Absolutely fantastic.
Liv Harris
Liv Harris
01:58 23 May 24
Donna Davis
Donna Davis
17:04 22 May 24
Very cool place 👍 worth every step! Al was a great guide. Very interesting
Perry Champagne
Perry Champagne
12:49 21 May 24
The tour group is smaller than Mammoth Cave tours, this enjoyable. The tour is shorter than Mammoth Cave. The underground suspension bridge is a new experience.
Billy B
Billy B
01:19 21 May 24
had a great time on this tour! Our guide Maddox was great- knowledgable with answering questions while also making it fun and comfortable for the entire group to enjoy the cave’s awesome sights
Amber Winkler
Amber Winkler
16:34 20 May 24
Our tour guide Brooklyn did a great job at giving us information about the cave, the shops around, and the location in general. The crew there seems close and makes it like a family feeling. The cave is an amazing site to see for sure a must see!
Victoria gill
Victoria gill
13:05 20 May 24
Al was a great guide. Very informative. Answered any questions the group had. Would definitely recommend.
Frances Cottle
Frances Cottle
17:35 19 May 24
Robert Lipe
Robert Lipe
22:08 18 May 24
Pretty amazing. Helpful guideNifty to learn the history and to walk the world's largest suspension bridge on the way to the final dome, pictured here.
Allie Wheat
Allie Wheat
12:37 18 May 24
I can’t say enough how impressed I was with this place. The lobby, bathrooms, and museum were so clean and well kept. Upon entering the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. And the tour didn’t disappoint either!! Our guide was Al, he has an infectious passion for all things cave. He was extremely knowledgeable and encouraged questions, it was very refreshing. I booked this tour hoping my children would be entertained but I left wanting to know more about caves and the history of the area.
Jared Gittemeier
Jared Gittemeier
01:09 18 May 24
We did an early tour on a rainy day and Brooklyn made the tour so fun. She was a great guide and the cave is an amazing sight to see.
Michael and Jenna
Michael and Jenna
19:12 17 May 24
We have been to numerous caves and this one was special. The short journey down to the mouth of the cave is breathtaking. The cave had recently flooded and still had high waters which made the walk through pretty neat. Awesome suspension bridge and the climb up to view beautiful ceiling domes. Our tour guide, Koree was an excellent guide! She was very knowledgeable, friendly and gave us time to take in our surroundings. This is a must see cave tour!
BELL VAN
BELL VAN
17:17 16 May 24
It was so much fun I recommend it for the a field trip there was a lot of great sites just bring some shoes to get dirty. Overall I highly recommend this place.
Effa Tinsley
Effa Tinsley
14:02 14 May 24
Idun Guenther
Idun Guenther
21:14 13 May 24
This was a great cave to visit. Dylan was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Overall a great place to go to see the unique features this cave has compared to Mammoth, Onyx and other caves in this area!
Maureen Perri
Maureen Perri
16:03 09 May 24
Awesome experience at Hidden River Cave. Everyone who worked there was friendly and polite. Al was very helpful when purchasing tickets.Koree was a great guide, her enthusiasm and knowledge of the cave made it a wonderful adventure.I highly recommend putting it on your bucket list!
Evan Zaretsky
Evan Zaretsky
19:10 08 May 24
Amazing cave in a small seemingly insignificant town. You'd never guess from the surface at the awesomeness below! Staff are very pleasant and informative
John Larsen
John Larsen
16:59 05 May 24
Birdie Master
Birdie Master
08:32 05 May 24
Really enjoyed the 1 hour guided cave tour. It was truly unique. The suspension bridge was awesome.
KELP Monkey
KELP Monkey
21:33 04 May 24
Educational and slow passed tour of the cave. The walk wasn't bad and the staff were all very kind and excited to talk about the cave.
Logan Nowlin
Logan Nowlin
23:58 03 May 24
Jay is fantastic. Clear passion for what he does. Enjoyed the experience.
Derek Willingham
Derek Willingham
19:33 03 May 24
Great experience. This was my second time here and I learned new things about the cave. Dylan was a wonderful guide and you could see his genuine care and excitement for the cave.
Nadia Robers
Nadia Robers
19:19 03 May 24
Wonderful experience at this cave. Super informative and different than any other cave we've been to. All the information on cave formation and how the cave is impacted by the environment and how men have used caves in the past was very interesting. The museum that is included is fantastic the kids enjoyed it especially seeing the cave fish up close. Our guide was super as well.
J.B. Cummings
J.B. Cummings
18:49 03 May 24
Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson
03:25 30 Apr 24
I absolutely love this cave tour! It's absolutely able to change your soul, mind and emotional perspectives towards the world, and your life
Tom Nickelson
Tom Nickelson
21:41 25 Apr 24
An amazing place to stop if you enjoy geology and underground scenery. The caves are absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide Jay was very knowledgeable, and had wonderful insights to all of our questions. He even talked with us for a while after our tour, and gave us some great ideas for other things to do in the area.
Nayan Patel
Nayan Patel
11:34 25 Apr 24
Yanira Gonzalez
Yanira Gonzalez
22:23 24 Apr 24
This cave was breathtaking! The immense of it, the lake inside, the suspension bridge and its domes are impressive- all tucked beneath a small town🤩 The experience was absolutely amazing.I would definitely suggest visiting if you are passing by or close by. Max was a great guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and was able to answer all our questions! Thank you Max 🙏🏻
Angela
Angela
11:02 23 Apr 24
What an absolute hidden gem. Our guide Dylan was very informative and knowledgeable. Caves under a main town that go back for miles. Such an amazing experience!
peter oreilly
peter oreilly
17:23 22 Apr 24
Angela Blake
Angela Blake
17:21 21 Apr 24
Great guided tour! Our guide Cole was awesome and made the experience fun.
Rusty PetersII
Rusty PetersII
11:09 21 Apr 24
What an awesome place to visit. Our guide Dylan was very knowledgeable polite and on his game, keep up the good work. A place to visit again.
Howard Pierce
Howard Pierce
17:59 19 Apr 24
Has a gold nugget of it's own here. A must see in horse cave KY. See pictures! Much of it has to do with their hospitality there. One lady running the gift shop was awesome. Christi (spl?) was a gem of a tour guide. Very positive, informative and bubbly. I appreciate this place. The team was nursing some injuries, but they were awesome.
Kristi Bennett
Kristi Bennett
14:17 19 Apr 24
Guide was awesome - very knowledgeable- the cave was beyond what I expected - giant rooms
Brandi Miller
Brandi Miller
14:02 19 Apr 24
My husband and I had a wonderful tour yesterday with Max. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the cave and how it was formed. The suspension bridge gives this tour an edge compared to mammoth cave, in a thrilling (but safe) way. And the sunset dome is awe inspiring.Pictures inside the cave don’t do the beauty justice. I recommend going and seeing for yourself.We went on a weekday when school was in session so there was no wait and we did not buy tickets ahead of time.
Elle Nicole
Elle Nicole
12:32 18 Apr 24
Michael Gerrits
Michael Gerrits
18:21 17 Apr 24
Great cave and tour. Highly recommend!
Devildog6017
Devildog6017
18:09 17 Apr 24
Fantastic tour! Definitely worth it. Our tour guide Chris was very knowledgeable and personable. This cave is wet and damp unlike Mammoth so make sure you wear proper attire. There’s also no restrictions on flash photography or the use of flashlights in this cave. I recommend you take a small flashlight so you can look around.
Ina Bartels
Ina Bartels
12:14 17 Apr 24
Small village and quiet. The building from the outside looks old and run down. But inside it is neat and lots of information. The cave was interesting and grand. Our guide Jay told us a lot about the cave. How it came about etc.
Ed Jackson
Ed Jackson
09:14 17 Apr 24
This was fun and informative. Koree did an excellent job guiding us.
Jacob NegRay
Jacob NegRay
03:18 17 Apr 24
Such an awesome cave and a must see!!!!
Pamela McRae
Pamela McRae
19:41 15 Apr 24
Great cave experience! Even after doing 2 tours at Mammoth Cave National Park this week which we also loved. This cave is run by a nonprofit American Cave Conservation Association. Our tour guide Dylan was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the cave geology, cave history and cave creatures. It is an impressive cave in its own right with a beautiful river through it. The large areas of caverns were huge and the geology gorgeous! I’m sure this is a great cave for children to learn in and from. Also I was impressed with the care they have taken environmentally to improve the cave in positive ways. Thank you Dylan and your group for such a wonderful experience. We also brought our dog here and this was her first cave!! She did very well!!!
Kara Matsen
Kara Matsen
21:00 14 Apr 24
Liam was a wonderful and patient tour guide! Thank your for the tiny adventure and education on local history. We had a blast!
Darcie King
Darcie King
11:08 13 Apr 24
What a fun experience! The caves are beautiful and our guide was very entertaining & informative. The sights are absolutely amazing, but beware we were all thoroughly exhausted after this trek!
Tegan Raike
Tegan Raike
13:13 12 Apr 24
We stopped in to get our free eclipse glasses THANK YOU! We will definitely be back for the cave tour!
Sherrie Bruch
Sherrie Bruch
19:21 11 Apr 24
It's a great tour! Great people! We rode our bikes...then got soaking wet from a storm. They found us a place to park our bikes. The people that work there really seem to care about the environment and educating others. The tour with Dillon was very informative. The cave is massive and beautiful. The bridge was amazing. It was well worth it! So glad we went, even if we got soaked. Thanks Dillon!!
Hajnalka Lyons
Hajnalka Lyons
19:05 11 Apr 24
Highly recommend taking the tour with this company/museum. Our tour guide was Dylan and he made the tour not just educational but fun. Even though we were quite a large group he took the time to answer all the questions and really went out of the way to give us a great experience. He is very knowledgeable and his passion was showing on the presentation.My family enjoyed this cave tour better than the Mammoth Cave.Thank you guys again for the great tour
Wade
Wade
23:54 10 Apr 24
Great tour! No waiting or reservations needed. Our guide Al was super knowledgeable. The cave itself is special and very different from the caves in Mammoth. The dome at the end is much larger than the ones in Mammoth. The suspension bridge, and the river underneath are all just very unique features.
Jake Deerin
Jake Deerin
12:11 10 Apr 24
This was awesome! We were here because we’d forgotten to reserve tickets for our Mammoth Cave tours; there were plenty of spots available here, so we came as walk-ins. For someone who’s rarely been in caves before, the cave is impressively big and deep; there aren’t many stalagmites or stalactites, but the huge chambers underground and the river running beneath you the whole way was awesome. Definitely worth an hour of my time.
Robert Hand 2
Robert Hand 2
20:19 09 Apr 24
Fun little tour. Our tour guide Ella made lots of jokes and made the tour very enjoyable. We enjoyed this tour more than the Domes and Dripstones tour at the Mammoth Cave.
Jesus Armenta
Jesus Armenta
18:15 09 Apr 24
Amazing tour! Ella was an amazing tour guide!
Jennifer Gallerani
Jennifer Gallerani
09:54 09 Apr 24
Took my tween boys to this private cave tour on a road trip and we loved it. The guide/docent was very knowledgeable and local. The feel was very family owned, and the story of the cave and its resurrection as a tourist attraction was interesting. Note: there are no stalagmites in this cave BUT the caverns, domes, and suspension bridge over the underground rivers are beautiful. It was a decent length tour/hike and very easy difficulty. Would recommend as a stop in anyone’s cave tour list.
Jack Petterson
Jack Petterson
14:06 08 Apr 24
Matthew Timothy Neal
Matthew Timothy Neal
02:51 08 Apr 24
Stopped in because we were passing through and our toddler needed to use the facilities. Despite the fact that we were only in there to facilitate the decorous defecation of a diminutive human, the staff were very nice; and though the last cave tour of the day had already left they offered to show us the museum and the way down to see the sinkhole and cave entrance. Will be coming back for the full cave experience.
Saint Hotline
Saint Hotline
20:43 07 Apr 24
A fantastic and unique experience, absolutely worth stopping the road trip to attend. The staff are extremely friendly and make the tour both entertaining and unique. They are willing to accommodate as much as possible, but it is to be noted that the entrance and traversal of the cave isn't the most accessible by design for those with mobility issues such as bad legs or knees. The waiting area is furnished into a miniature museum, with facts about both the cave itself, and the history of caving in Kentucky as a whole. You will not be disappointed by your visit!
Mark Oinonen
Mark Oinonen
16:39 07 Apr 24
Addeline Kelley
Addeline Kelley
00:41 07 Apr 24
Our tour guide Ellla was SO AMAZING!! Great personality, amazing facts, MADE THE VISIT. The caves were beautiful, bridge super fun to walk across. Fine for kids and adults alike. We highly recommend stopping by, even just visiting the mouth of the cave is cool.
Michele Gill
Michele Gill
21:06 06 Apr 24
My family and I enjoyed our caving experience! Our guide Cole was awesome. Took us to some muddy wet spots that made even my husband and I feel like kids again playing to get dirty. Our 3 girls enjoyed climbing rock as and tromping through puddles. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area!
Connie Doher
Connie Doher
17:27 06 Apr 24
Koree was out tour guide and we came to Hidden River Cave not knowing what to expect. What a wonder tour! Our tour group was about 20 or so people and Koree made sure everyone was able to hear and ask questions along the way. She is very enthusiastic and informative. I would recommend this tour if you are anywhere near Horse Cave KY. One suggestion for guides, kindly ask your tour members to refrain from bouncing on the suspension bridge. It may be fun for you, but not for all.
S O
S O
23:37 05 Apr 24
We visited Hidden River with our grandchildren - 3, 5, 7, & 9. They loved it. We’ve visited several caves in the area and this is one of our favorites. Our tour guide was Jay. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide. We were a bit worried about taking our 3 year old, but he did great. He loved the bridge and the river flowing underneath him didn’t phase him a bit. However if you are taking younger children and they’re a bit timid or fearful, I wouldn’t recommend it for them. It was a great experience.
Sarah Ehmke
Sarah Ehmke
19:17 05 Apr 24
Ashley Langdon
Ashley Langdon
18:18 05 Apr 24
Liam was great
Joye Rogers
Joye Rogers
13:12 05 Apr 24
This is an amazing cave tour. I took my 2 grandchildren with me (14 & 11 years old). They both had a good time. There is a suspension bridge in the cave! Don’t worry, it is very well built.
Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown
04:11 05 Apr 24
Ella was awesome!! Very energetic and made the tour fun! Great to see local history! Made our family spring break more exciting and memorable.
Jeremiah Bock
Jeremiah Bock
22:17 04 Apr 24
An amazing cave and overall experience. Our guide was hilarious and positive. The suspended bridge was a hit. IMO the best cave I've been to in KY.
Nyx Jones
Nyx Jones
20:45 04 Apr 24
The cave itself was different from all the others and every open. There is only one spot to look at if you're tall. Our tore guide was amazing and entertaining. They are determined to give you an hour and some minutes even if it fluids. I will warn that there are lots of stairs in the cave and going to that cave.
Niko
Niko
20:17 04 Apr 24
Glenn Gast
Glenn Gast
03:14 04 Apr 24
Carrot Boy
Carrot Boy
02:11 04 Apr 24
I enjoyed it, the new tour guide is very amazing and funny. My son has a crush her. He wants her number. But other than that, it was amazing and she was a great guide, and she connected with my kids by saying what they say now a days. My kids enjoyed her especially the one that has a crush on her 👍👍. (That’s what the kid’s do now a days, right?)
Sarah
Sarah
18:52 03 Apr 24
Laura Wilder
Laura Wilder
16:02 03 Apr 24
This cave entrance is one of the most beautiful. If you enjoy unusual and beautiful photography? This vista, taking pics both from looking down and up from the garden bowl.. will not disappoint!The shops in Horse Cave?? They won't disappoint either!!Try Junkin Gypsy the Edison lights and COOL old bikes!! Bib overall..!! Not cheepy thing at big box stores but authentic..Wow!! Every single shop ...I could just go on and on...This little town has alot going on!
Vivee Vixen
Vivee Vixen
20:52 02 Apr 24
Hidden River Cave is definitely a hidden gem of Kentucky! We originally were visiting Kentucky just to go to Mammoth Cave National Park, but we added this place to our inventory, AND BOY ARE WE GLAD WE DID! Dare I say the whole trip was worth it just from our visit to this place alone? I think I might!Amazing, friendly staff? Check. Cave tour? Check. Small museum? Check. Cave/cliff rapelling? Check. Ziplining? Check! The list goes on. This place is affordable, too! For my family of 6, everything included, PLUS 2 gem bags, minus rappelling, was under $200. FAMILY OF 6!
Meagen Brooklier
Meagen Brooklier
15:06 02 Apr 24
I stopped her with my two kids on a whim and so happy we did! Our tour guide Al was phenomenal and was great at keeping everyone in the large group engaged, especially two pre-teens who are hard to impress. The cave itself was really cool, way more interesting than I would have imagined. We also did the zip line & rappelling and had a great time. We were all a bit nervous on the rappelling part and Al was absolutely the best to talk us all through it safely. Highly recommend!
Brandon Crossman
Brandon Crossman
10:56 02 Apr 24
It’s a fascinating cave that’s really fun to explore. The tour guides are knowledgeable and funny.
Danny Hall
Danny Hall
21:36 01 Apr 24
Great time and informative.
Hollie Thomas
Hollie Thomas
13:15 01 Apr 24
The Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum provided a unique blend of education, adventure, and conservation. It's a place where history and nature converge, offering visitors a deeper appreciation for the underground worlds beneath our feet. Whether you're a family looking for an educational outing, a history enthusiast eager to learn more about the area's past, or an adventure seeker in search of your next thrill, this destination has something to offer. The commitment to preserving these natural wonders while educating the public is commendable, making it a must-visit location for those traveling through Kentucky.
Jay Jordan
Jay Jordan
00:52 01 Apr 24
Great experience! Tour guide was very knowledgeable!
Van
Van
19:53 31 Mar 24
What makes this cave cool? The tour guide! He was amazing 👏🏽 He was so good with the historical facts and was phenomenal in adding in bits of humor and the personal or unknown history of the cave.It gets really, really cold in this cave. Buckle up. Brace yourself.The steps are steep and plentiful. Baby, if your body can't do the basics of exercise, then turn on around cause I died 2 times in this cave and 1 of my lungs fell out.The coolest part of the cave is a man made steel bridge. It swings. It's long. It can make you a little dizzy while walking across. It's cool, though.If you want to buy anything from the gift shop, have a credit card or cash. I didn't. I tried to use my Google Pay via my phone, and they are not equipped for it.
JayJay Rojas
JayJay Rojas
19:28 31 Mar 24
This was an amazing experience. Tour guide Dylan was very knowledgeable and funny. This is our third cave we've been too and this one was definitely in its own class!
Randy Gantt
Randy Gantt
19:19 31 Mar 24
Great tour, excellent guide, and very reasonable in cost. Would recommend to anyone in the area looking for a cave tour.
Tony Calkins
Tony Calkins
01:56 31 Mar 24
Very beautiful cave to visit. There are a lot of steps and it is slippery so make sure you have good shoes. We see as many caves and caverns as we can and this one was worth it. We tried to see it 4 years ago but it was flooded, but it worth coming back.
Stephanie Heitz
Stephanie Heitz
19:04 30 Mar 24
Very interesting & unique cave tour (have done many). Very well done and knowledgeable tour guide, highly recommend. Great for all ages!
Sarah Carlson
Sarah Carlson
22:22 29 Mar 24
Tour was awesome and our guide was amazing!
Erin Plunkett
Erin Plunkett
20:09 29 Mar 24
This was a great addition to our trip. Our guide Ella was fantastic, and super helpful on our tour. Lots of stairs to down and at the end back up. But it was worth the experience.
Sherry Scelsi
Sherry Scelsi
20:01 29 Mar 24
We had booked the first tour of the day and it was wonderful. Lots of stairs, and going in was easy. Our daughter is blind and she did not really have any problems with access. We were able to take our time coming up and out. It is really beautiful and breathtaking inside.
John Updegraff
John Updegraff
19:24 29 Mar 24
Sebastian Anderson
Sebastian Anderson
18:47 29 Mar 24
Megan Waxler
Megan Waxler
20:58 28 Mar 24
Everyone here was very kind and answered all the questions our 9 year old had! We arrived a little before the museum opened but we were kindly let in early. We had timeto explore the museum before going on our cave tour. Dylan was our tour guide and did a great job explaining the local history, environmental impacts on caves and features of this cave. It was a nice tour and perfect for a family adventure.
Ashley Babcock
Ashley Babcock
20:08 28 Mar 24
Kevin Bilant
Kevin Bilant
12:26 28 Mar 24
The cave is amazing. Our guide, Chris, was informative, knowledgeable, and laid back. The work they’ve put into the experience is remarkable. Quick tip for parking: as you face the front of the building (which sits on a corner) there’s a street immediately to its left. Drive down this @ 30 yards and on your left is a large paved free public parking lot!. Very cool cave and tour which I highly recommend seeing.
Tasha Austin-Shortt
Tasha Austin-Shortt
03:12 28 Mar 24
Our tour guid Dylan was very knowledgeable, the museum was great and the cave and bridge were so cool to see!
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
01:15 28 Mar 24
My son and I went today. This was our favorite of all the caves we saw in KY. It’s huge and amazing and different from all others. Our tour guide, Dylan, was well-informed and friendly. Amazing place and the story of restoration is inspiring.
Stephanie Kimmel
Stephanie Kimmel
23:06 27 Mar 24
Our family of parents and two teens had a great time visiting Horse Cave and the Hidden River Cave tour. Our guide, Dylan, was very knowledgeable and authentic. Highly recommend.
Sarah D
Sarah D
21:24 27 Mar 24
We felt this was the best cave tour out of the 7 we have been in, including national caves. The museum, which is free, was also a neat feature that was very informative. Our tour guide Cory, was friendly, informative, knowledgeable, sweet, and entertaining. There were alot of stairs to have to walk down. Definately not for anyone who struggles with that. The suspension bridge was super cool, scary for me since I'm afraid of heights, but still cool and worth it. There were super neat formations, the domes were really cool, and we loved hearing about the history of the town and the cave as well. There were just so many neat things in this cave to see, felt like it included everything caves have to offer. Highly recommend.
Phillip Burkhart
Phillip Burkhart
19:18 27 Mar 24
Great time... Thank you Dillon for all your wonderful knowledge...
angela sarver
angela sarver
21:07 26 Mar 24
Ella is amazing, enthusiastic, passionate, extraordinary tour guide. The way she explained the history was clear and upbeat. Sounded like she loves her job. Her jokes are funny!! My 3 daughters and I got there at 10:30ish Tuesday morning. By 11am we were walking to the caves.
Robin Kirkley
Robin Kirkley
18:01 26 Mar 24
Our guide, Cole, was very knowledgeable. The tour was great with a lot of local history thrown in. Definitely want to come back with the kids.
dan woodcraft889
dan woodcraft889
02:09 26 Mar 24
Wonderful tour with a laid back and informative guide (Chris). His passion for caving was apparent. Excited to hear innovations were underway to make the cave even more accessible. At some point would love to take the upstream down-and-dirty tour.
Debbie Kerr
Debbie Kerr
00:40 26 Mar 24
Beth was a great tour guide! Only thing I recommend is tape or some way to mark the edge of steps for those with visual impairments.
Amy Mattson
Amy Mattson
23:45 25 Mar 24
Such an interesting experience. Ella did a fantastic job and provided a lot of great information. Lots of steps but completely worth it!! Will definitely visit again on our next vacation.
Stephanie Schmalzer
Stephanie Schmalzer
12:44 25 Mar 24
This tour was really fun! The bridge was the best part and the tour guide Jay was very knowledgeable.
Kiley Chamberlain
Kiley Chamberlain
01:53 25 Mar 24
Maddox was super duper awesome!
Danny Shields
Danny Shields
23:07 24 Mar 24
Brittany mccoy
Brittany mccoy
20:53 24 Mar 24
Fabulous experience be sure to wear walking shoes
Love Earth
Love Earth
19:34 24 Mar 24
Joshua Rueda
Joshua Rueda
18:54 24 Mar 24
Jay was a great tour guide! Educational, interesting and fun. This is our first camping trip that included caves and we really enjoyed the experience.
Erikkah Quinn
Erikkah Quinn
02:12 24 Mar 24
Hidden River Cave is by far one of the most unique caves I’ve ever been to! Our tour guide, Al, was very informative and super knowledgeable on how the cave system worked, the geology and geography of the area, and how it compares to other caves in the area. It’s usually pretty easy to tell when someone enjoys their job, and Al does. He’s super passionate about what he’s doing which is probably one of the best qualities you can find in a guide! 10/10 would recommend visiting this hidden gem in southern Kentucky!
Sahil Malhotra
Sahil Malhotra
06:04 23 Mar 24
D O
D O
18:42 22 Mar 24
We had Jay as our guide, He was absolutely amazing! Such a great time!
Lexy Washington
Lexy Washington
19:59 19 Mar 24
Participated in the tour today and it was sooo good! Our tour guide was awesome and the staff treated us well. A great experience! So cool to see.
Kimberly Wright
Kimberly Wright
00:10 19 Mar 24
We purchased our tickets last minute because we couldn’t find an appropriate tour available at Mammoth Cave. We were greeted warmly immediately coming in the door, offered every available discount and everyone was extremely helpful. Our guide was knowledgeable, but was also quick to admit when he didn’t know the answer to a question. He allowed us to take our time and never seemed impatient when we lingered. I highly recommend this tour. Most of the guides are young, but they are very knowledgeable, polite and friendly.
Abigail
Abigail
21:46 18 Mar 24
My family and I visited Hidden River Cave during spring break and it was so cool! We have been to a few caves in the past, but this cave made it’s way to our favorites list!We loved the suspension bridge over the river! That was a very unique experience that no other cave has given us. With your cave tickets you have access to the museum which is a plus! On our tour we were able to see cave crawfish, cave crickets, and tricolored bats!We LOVED our tour guide Chris! His knowledge, experience, and humor made it an educational, captivating, and fun tour! We highly recommend going to this cave!
Devin Parker
Devin Parker
21:16 18 Mar 24
Awesome staff awesome experience Will be going back in the future
Sarah Bragg
Sarah Bragg
18:20 18 Mar 24
Hidden River Cave is truly a gem. I highly recommend visiting. Al did such an awesome job with our tour - it was informative, engaging and entertaining.
Danielle Hand
Danielle Hand
22:20 17 Mar 24
Keith Christensen
Keith Christensen
16:43 17 Mar 24
Awesome sinkhole and cave. Ella was very knowledgeable and quite upbeat and funny.
Suzanne McComas
Suzanne McComas
16:11 17 Mar 24
What a great place to tour!! Our guide was Dylan and he did an excellent job of showcasing this beautiful place. And normally I don’t care about the gift shop but they have a fantastic selection of minerals and fossils to purchase. Highly recommend you visit, it is worth the side trip!
Brian Goode
Brian Goode
20:49 16 Mar 24
For a small town the museum was awesome. The tour was amazing alot of history was talked about. Tales of tragedy and tales of success. Interesting things to be seen. When my wife and I our a little more ready we plan on trying the offtrail tour we had that much fun. Tell than many more cave tours to do and some cardio.
Wood Family (Barefoottravelers)
Wood Family (Barefoottravelers)
22:20 15 Mar 24
Friendly employees. Look the musim very educational. The cave entrance was really cool we didn't do the tour but it was really cool and lots of history . Pet friendly we tuck ours inside the musim
N. M. Fergus
N. M. Fergus
14:23 15 Mar 24
I went on a tour with the guide Logan last year in April (I lost the info card and only just found it again, which is why I'm reviewing this late), and I had such an amazing time! I went with my sister during a 5pm tour, and everything was absolutely gorgeous. I totally recommend this spot for the history and the sights! If you're in town, you have to go here. Just make sure you're fine with stairs. I will definitely go again next time I come down from Michigan.
Hasten Dean
Hasten Dean
22:25 11 Mar 24
Great experience. Great tour from Ella.
Mia Jorgenson
Mia Jorgenson
21:33 11 Mar 24
This is the best cave tour I've ever taken! Ella, our tour guide, was informative, funny, and patient, and it was her first day! Highly recommend!!
John Newman
John Newman
19:02 11 Mar 24
Natausha Samuels
Natausha Samuels
05:32 11 Mar 24
From the welcoming smiling faces to the excellent tour through the cave by Cole my mom and I had fascinating experience! The great military discount was also a plus!
Sharye Eades
Sharye Eades
03:51 11 Mar 24
Really neat tour. The swing bridge is as cool as it sounds. Our tour guide Al was very knowledgeable, we really enjoyed talking with him. He pointed out the wildlife which is always my favorite and it was super cool to be able to touch the cave walls. Reccomend leg day though, the stairs were hard on my chubby butt.
Angela Antrim
Angela Antrim
01:25 11 Mar 24
We were not sure what to expect with this cave tour but were pleasantly surprised! It was amazing to explore a cave where a town was built on top of it! The cave is massive! There are three huge domes-the sunset dome is the biggest-the cavern is 5 acres. The tour takes about an hour. There are lots of stairs and a cool suspension bridge. We were stunned that we were going to access such a cool cave in the middle of Horse Cave town! There is a museum on site that is informative and a cute gift shop. Our tour guide was nice and pointed out different animals in the cave. The cave salamander was tiny and cute! Nugget, the bat, was also neat to see. We were astonished at how huge the cave was! Definitely worth a stop!
Kelley Saunders
Kelley Saunders
21:36 09 Mar 24
Our tour guide, Jay, was awesome! He was very informative and enthusiastic. Highly recommend!
Katie Stevens
Katie Stevens
17:57 08 Mar 24
My boyfriend and I took a nice mini 2 day get away to the Mammoth Cave National Park system. We stopped in at Hidden River Cave to experience the world’s longest and highest underground suspension bridge in a cave! It was perfect for us adrenaline junkies! We were absolutely blown away by the cave itself, but also all the history and knowledge of our local tour guide, Jay! He was a delight to explore the cave with and was super friendly and very personable. If you are ever in the area, or take a trip to Kentucky, make sure to give Hidden River Cave a stop, you won’t be disappointed!
Paul Lehman
Paul Lehman
15:06 08 Mar 24
Tour was great. Very interesting and well worth our time. Our guide Brittney was excellent and knowledgeable. She allowed us as much time as we wanted to tour the cave and answered all our questions. Museum was neat too.
KERRIE NORTH
KERRIE NORTH
00:28 07 Mar 24
Absolutely beautiful cave! My husband and I last minute decided to go see this cave and are very glad we did. Our tour guide Jay was great and we had a great experience. Would absolutely recommend seeing this cave!!
Hexxitfan11
Hexxitfan11
00:51 04 Mar 24
Jay was an awesome tour guide! Incredible cave tour, well worth a visit!
Katarina Bond
Katarina Bond
15:01 03 Mar 24
Wonderful tour! The guide Al made it very relatable to the entire group. Good tour for kids and adults. There are some steep stairs but they are well maintained.
AL MITCHELL
AL MITCHELL
01:07 03 Mar 24
We had an amazing day. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to take our time. They were kid friendly and we felt no pressure to rush or anything. We even found a local spot for lunch thanks to the staffs recommendation.
Joey Smith
Joey Smith
14:15 01 Mar 24
Priscilla Smith
Priscilla Smith
17:18 27 Feb 24
I enjoyed this cave tour a great deal. I have visited a number of caves but this one had some unique history because of the town and pollution issues that made it different. There are a lot of stairs and not many formations, but the sundone was really pretty. I enjoyed it so much that I will probably go back.
Amanda D
Amanda D
14:03 25 Feb 24
Was a wonderful experience! Koree was a knowledgeable, patient and fun.
Matt Rainwater
Matt Rainwater
00:24 25 Feb 24
Had a great time! Beautiful cave, lovely gift shop, and wonderful staff.Our tour guide was Koree. She was very knowledgeable and you could tell she genuinely loves the cave.Strongly recommend if you like caves!
Heather Grant
Heather Grant
22:21 24 Feb 24
Breanne Emens
Breanne Emens
18:48 24 Feb 24
Koree was an awesome guide. You could tell everyone there was enthusiastic about the cave and it's history. Will definitely come back!!
Kate Russell
Kate Russell
14:47 24 Feb 24
Al was our last-minute guide and he gave an AMAZING tour. We visited two caves yesterday and this one was by far the better experience.
Shlomi Albert
Shlomi Albert
22:33 22 Feb 24
What a great tour with Al! We made a last minute decision to stop and glad we did. The team was very friendly and knowledgable. Very fun and highly recommended!
James Pruitt
James Pruitt
02:01 22 Feb 24
Found it easily, river is hidden hence the name 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯
Triescries
Triescries
01:43 22 Feb 24
Found it easily, not even hidden.
Bristol Pratt
Bristol Pratt
17:15 20 Feb 24
I brought my dog, spouse and baby. There was ice at the entrance, so our group moved slowly. I had to kind of pull my dog across the bridge and at the beginning because she is afraid of water. We didn't expect the water to be right under our feet! The bridge is awesome - it was all quite a thrill!!
exro ZC
exro ZC
04:27 20 Feb 24
It was a great experience. Our tour guide Al was funny and very informative. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion with us.
Eddie W
Eddie W
04:45 19 Feb 24
Chose this stop to break up our road trip. When we first saw the location, right off main street, I was worried the "cave" was going to be underwhelming.Free public parking was plentiful just across the street. The little shopnhad quite a few inexpensive gift options for all ages.We opted for a tour which runs every hour. Our guide, Al, was amazing. He is a caver and had great stories throughout our tour. The cave was way longer and more grand than I had expected. We were all very pleasantly surprised. All in all, the tour took about an hour.The path is clear (concrete or wood planks), there are handrails in most places and some lighting through most areas. There are several steps and some areas that could be slippery - use caution if you have a hard time walking. You don't need any cave gear or hiking boots, though.The swinging bridge was quite the experience as well! We were all very pleased with our decision to stop here. It is just 2 miles off the highway exit and well worth it.
Theresa Kozuch
Theresa Kozuch
02:12 19 Feb 24
Took our first ever cave tour here and it was amazing! We had two younger kids 6 & 7 and they did just fine. It’s an awesome cave to see and our tour guide, Dylan, was the best! Honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience overall.. Dylan was so thorough, friendly, funny and answered any and all questions. He’s very good at his job! It’s a beautiful cave to visit and experience. Thanks for the wonderful tour!
Michael Harton
Michael Harton
00:34 19 Feb 24
The tour of the Lost River Cave was fun, entertaining, and informative. Our Guide Al was friendly and knowledgeable. Good experience
Katie Piotrowski
Katie Piotrowski
23:17 18 Feb 24
Relatively quick cave tour, you come out the same way you get into it along a lit up man-made path. Even with the steps it was still pretty manageable with a 5 year old. Our guide Cole was very knowledgeable, welcomed questions & allowed ample time for stops amongst our stair climbs if desired. Great little tour.
Shannon Fitzgerald
Shannon Fitzgerald
22:52 18 Feb 24
Absolutely loved Al, he was funny made me laugh really enjoyed the history!! Great fun for family of four
David Wenger
David Wenger
00:41 18 Feb 24
My wife and I toured the Hidden River Cave after visiting Mammoth Cave earlier in the day. It was such a different experience from what we had at Mammoth. Cole, our guide was very knowledgeable and we appreciated the laid back vibe from Hidden River. They’re serious about making this a thriving cave system again and helping the town/community and they are doing it in a fun way. The contrast from Mammoth to Hidden River’s literal river and the vastness of the Sunset Dome we can’t wait to come back and explore these cave systems more in the future. Highly recommend visiting Hidden River Cave!
Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
19:09 17 Feb 24
Awesome cave and staff! They are very informative.
Aaron Leggett
Aaron Leggett
00:51 17 Feb 24
We had a great time on our tour! There were so many things you won't experience at any other local cave tour! The staff is friendly and helpful and our guide Al made our tour enjoyable with his knowledge and sense of humor!
Caledonia Wrecker
Caledonia Wrecker
03:23 13 Feb 24
What a spectacular place to visit! The cave tour was nothing short of amazing. If you are in the area I recommend stopping to check it out!
Hattie Hupke
Hattie Hupke
01:26 13 Feb 24
We loved our tour guide and this was our favorite cave of our trip to KY/MO, to be honest. The history and journey of this cave to its beauty - the water flowing makes such a beautiful atmosphere along with the natural spookiness of a cave, it was just such an enjoyable experience. Not to mention very great options in the gift shop, along with not too bad prices! Spectacular service & we will be back for sure!!
Coy Walker
Coy Walker
23:58 12 Feb 24
Our guide Cole was very knowledgeable and humorous! My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience! Very informative and inexpensive! Would definitely recommend! Thanks Cole!
redford pca
redford pca
18:03 11 Feb 24
The Hidden River Cave has a number of large rooms in it. It also has the river in it and some small animals in it. If you like going into caves, this is definitely a good one to see. The museum is good also.
Sarah O'Hagan
Sarah O'Hagan
21:07 10 Feb 24
We had a group involving children and with Dylan as our tour guide, we had a great, memorable experience. We appreciate the information Dylan shared with us, and interacting with the kids. We had a wonderful time and appreciated the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Chris Pagoria
Chris Pagoria
21:04 10 Feb 24
We went on a cave tour today with the tour guide Dylan! He was great, very good engaging the little kids too. We saw cave wildlife, including salamanders, crayfish and even a bat. Would definitely recommend it!
Kennedy Ward
Kennedy Ward
19:54 10 Feb 24
We had a great time! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and did his best to help us see everything along the way—even the salamanders!
John Berry
John Berry
12:44 09 Feb 24
Dylan took us thru the tour with a fountain of information and in-depth response to our questions. One hour is a good pace. Plenty of stairs but no rushing you. A few cave creatures were present. Good photo ops. This is run by a cave and karst conservation group. Modest shop. We're very glad we stopped by. Recommend
Gary Arnold
Gary Arnold
22:14 05 Feb 24
Great place
Segrid Knight
Segrid Knight
00:58 29 Jan 24
AMAZING! Tour guide, Cole, was wonderful and informative. The entire length of the tour had impressive features and was interesting the whole time! Our family appreciated the way the tour was conducted, the manner our questions were answered and expounded upon, and the joy you could see that came from someone who thoroughly liked sharing this cave and it’s history with others! We will be returning again, as it was so much fun - and we will be bringing our dog with us to explore next time too! (Kids, 7 & 3, did great and is something that tested their navigating abilities, but proved well within their scope of ability!) A MUST SEE & DO!
Josh Gossman
Josh Gossman
01:04 28 Jan 24
Cole is an awesome tour guide!! Had a blast on the tour
Sandy Klusty
Sandy Klusty
17:38 27 Jan 24
Very Cool experience! Cole was out tour guide he was very knowledgeable. We highly recommend a visit!
Alex is Amazeballs
Alex is Amazeballs
22:21 15 Jan 24
Super cool cave!! This was the first cave I've been to with a flowing underground river, that you walk on top of (pics show what I mean). Our tour guide Cori was super nice and had great respect for mother nature! Only thing is they aint kidding about the stairs! But thats our own fault for enjoying too many holiday treats!!!
Chad Davidson
Chad Davidson
17:28 15 Jan 24
Great time and informative tour guide
Lindsay G
Lindsay G
02:50 15 Jan 24
My daughter's and I passed through town during a visit from South Florida to Somerset. We were looking for a quick cave experience, as the day was already half over. (We had just picked up a surprise puppy for my newly 13 year old in Munfordville, and needed to get back to Somerset by dinner. This cave met the criteria, and we had a great time with our tour guide, Al. Believe it or not, our puppy wasn't the only canine on tour that day. It was educational and fun. The trek in and out of the cave provides just a little challenge, perfect for the adventurers that want the full experience, and we went approximately 1/2 mile in. Everyone had fun, the tour was educational, and we made it back to Somerset just in time for dinner.
Laura Saletta
Laura Saletta
23:56 09 Jan 24
Jay was a wonderful tour guide. The experience far exceeded our expectations- both in the quality of the sights to see in the cave, and the knowledge our guide had (especially about the subterranean fauna). It's a beautiful cave opening, with breathtaking domes inside. The river rushes through the cave and can be seen throughout the well constructed pathways and super cool suspension bridge. And the spotted cave salamanders were an adorable bonus! Really worth the side trip to Horse Cave.
Erik Wanta
Erik Wanta
18:22 09 Jan 24
Crystal Hickman
Crystal Hickman
17:04 09 Jan 24
Olivia De Voy
Olivia De Voy
22:26 08 Jan 24
SUPER COOL experience! Our guide was Mr. Al, who was super knowledgeable and a stand-up guy. He filled us in on the history and fun facts about the cave and pointed out a bunch of stuff that was very informative and fun! We saw the sign on the billboard to visit the cave and did it randomly on a whim. Great experience for all, 10/10 would recommend!
Brady Kroll
Brady Kroll
22:23 08 Jan 24
Our cave guide Al was great
Shannon Tapscott
Shannon Tapscott
13:59 07 Jan 24
Fawn Lengyel
Fawn Lengyel
00:53 07 Jan 24
Aileen White
Aileen White
18:36 02 Jan 24
Jay was an amazing tour guide! So knowledgeable and engaging. The cave was beautiful and this was a great place to stop while traveling home. Would definitely recommend!
Anna Nardo
Anna Nardo
01:01 01 Jan 24
Dillan Ketcham
Dillan Ketcham
22:24 30 Dec 23
Great tour! Dylan is an awesome guide, very patient great information.
Michael White
Michael White
19:54 29 Dec 23
Michael Munn
Michael Munn
14:58 28 Dec 23
I was just in awe of this cave, it's very easy to miss and it's location is just amazing, our tour guide was awesome, she answered all of our questions and was great with our two kids, this is NOT a formation cave!!! It's an underground river cave with a suspension bridge inside the cave!!!! And a small river flowing, the domes and shear size was amazing to me, and the history as well!!! Lots of steps!!!
Jay Yummi
Jay Yummi
01:55 28 Dec 23
The cave is amazing! The tour guide Jay was awesome as well! Really knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely worth checking out!!
Dallas Galli
Dallas Galli
18:59 22 Dec 23
This was a really cool stop on our road trip. Our guide, Al, was fantastic and did a great job telling us about everything in the cave and its history. I have never seen anything like the bridge anywhere else. It is worth stopping in to visit.
Bob Borton
Bob Borton
09:20 19 Dec 23
Melissa Mckee
Melissa Mckee
08:01 18 Dec 23
Absolutely one of the best caves I have visited with the most amazing cave staff. I could go on and on about how they make Hidden River truly amazing. Hidden River and the ACCA meet their goal to educate others and always do the best for the cave. Pictures do not do justice to the beauty within meaning you need to visit in person. The American Cave Museum is amazing and holds lots of great information that's helps to further the knowledge you learn on the tour.
Anna Barlage
Anna Barlage
18:04 17 Dec 23
We loved our guide and the caverns were amazing! Definitely a highlight of our trip.
Marcus Kinnard
Marcus Kinnard
13:30 15 Dec 23
Worth seeing a different cave in the area. Laid back and different than most areas toured of Mammoth cave with the active river. Because it floods often, it is not as sensitive to contamination, allowing for some touching and even dog friendly! Nice to see an active cave area to understand how they form.
Elaine Lile
Elaine Lile
18:49 13 Dec 23
Louis Cox
Louis Cox
18:29 10 Dec 23
Betty Keyes
Betty Keyes
01:17 09 Dec 23
Jennifer V
Jennifer V
20:47 08 Dec 23
This Hidden River Cave tour was amazing. Jay our tour guide was awesome. He loves to share his passion and knowledge! If you are around Horse Cave this is a MUST SEE!
Wayne Lamon
Wayne Lamon
20:25 04 Dec 23
Visited on a Monday with no other visitors. Bought tickets online for a 2:00 tour but got into town before noon. They gladly changed our reservation to noon & we were the only guests for that time slot so we got a personalize tour. Jay was fantastic & took lots of time showing us tons of cave formations & tiny cave creatures. He was extremely knowledgeable & passionate about the history & geology of the cave.
Jennifer Lamon
Jennifer Lamon
20:16 04 Dec 23
Jay was awesome!!! Very interesting cave with wildlife and a river. Highly recommend!
John Blythe
John Blythe
16:08 04 Dec 23
Jay was an amazing tour guide. Such a fun time with the kids as we explored and sloshed our way through the cave. Highly recommended
The Beverly Harlows
The Beverly Harlows
22:38 03 Dec 23
This place shows you how amazing caves really are! It has a museum that you can visit during your wait to go through the mind blowing caves! Our tour guide was very friendly and comedic, but it ls definitely worth the money.
Elizabeth Lohse
Elizabeth Lohse
12:19 03 Dec 23
Stopped in on a whim and so glad we did. Super friendly staff, informative tour, impressive dome rooms, and Nugget, the hibernating bat. Totally worth the detour on our drive!
Heather Robinson
Heather Robinson
14:34 02 Dec 23
Mason Reed (rasputinscokehabit)
Mason Reed (rasputinscokehabit)
01:09 02 Dec 23
friendly town and great parking
Steve Lazzara
Steve Lazzara
17:03 01 Dec 23
Great guide very knowlegable. Fantastic eperience and beautiful cave.
Garret
Garret
18:31 26 Nov 23
Cool cave, tour guide Chris was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely check it out!
David C Holyoke
David C Holyoke
14:28 25 Nov 23
The cave tour was awesome. Koree was knowledgeable, friendly and very organized. She answered all types of questions from the adults and children. Our group was a little larger than a normal tour, but she handled every detail in a professional manner.The caves were modified with concrete walkways, lights from led ribbons on the edges of the paths to make it safe, and to get around, while not impacting the caves natural appearance.
Thomas Lewis
Thomas Lewis
21:32 24 Nov 23
Had an absolute blast here. Our tour guide was very personable and informed as well as understanding of the smaller kids. Couldn't have asked for a better place to visit around Bowling Green.
Miranda Hawn Lane
Miranda Hawn Lane
10:31 21 Nov 23
Jennifer Allen
Jennifer Allen
18:37 19 Nov 23
Cole was amazing!
Pedro García
Pedro García
06:17 19 Nov 23
Brandon Light
Brandon Light
00:47 16 Nov 23
Chose to go here on Oct 14 2023, AL was our tour guide and made us feel like home! very funny and knowledgeable about the area. The lady at the cash register in musuem was very polite and sweet also. Glad to stumble across this place while exploring!
Ruth Barthel
Ruth Barthel
12:42 15 Nov 23
Be sure to go!
VistaLane Research
VistaLane Research
19:30 14 Nov 23
Jonathan Monzon
Jonathan Monzon
16:07 14 Nov 23
Coming from Los Angeles and saw this place on our way to Kentucky. I honestly loved it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and left the cave with my questions answered. Would definitely recommend it.
Annie Garrett
Annie Garrett
20:06 13 Nov 23
We did a one hour tour at noon with Chris, who was an exceptional tour guide! You could tell he was very passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the caverns, the local history, and the environment there. He answered any question we had and did a wonderful job of explaining scientific concepts to the lay-person. He pointed out and described any wildlife we saw. The caverns were beautiful and the walkways were very nice. The recent walkway upgrades were fantastic and the swinging bridge was incredible. From one tour guide to another, thank you Chris!
tammy lagowski
tammy lagowski
14:34 12 Nov 23
We took a spur of the moment detour to this cave. Looked different on line so thought. Why the hell not? Let me tell you.... amazing. Cole was our guide and he was funny and whitty. He answered all of our questions, even the silly ones. We got to see some bat's, crickets, a frog and so much other stuff! Pictures really don't do it justice. It is a must see, from the history to the museum its great. Cole, amazing too. The bridge underground so freaking sweet too! .... 10/10
lance roberts
lance roberts
23:46 11 Nov 23
Great experience
Sabrina Conti
Sabrina Conti
23:05 11 Nov 23
Kathleena Sandoval
Kathleena Sandoval
02:25 11 Nov 23
We had an absolutely amazing time with Jay! He is such a great guide! He knows all about the cave, and you can tell he enjoys everything about it! He said he’s underground more than above and that is completely accurate with the way he connects with the cave. Crazy to find out this destination is PET FRIENDLY! Would HIGHLY recommend this cave! Can’t wait to go again!! (traveled from Michigan to see!!)
Nikki Hamre
Nikki Hamre
21:38 10 Nov 23
This was a great tour. Chris was excellent!! He gave a lot of historical information as he guided us through the cave. He told us what was above us I correlation with the town of Horse Cave. The sunset dome and the suspension were both highlights! If you are in the area, this is a tour you don’t want to miss!!
Abigail Daniels
Abigail Daniels
05:38 10 Nov 23
We had a wonderful experience. Husband and I were the only two people on our tour, which was a bit spooky… but Dillon (our guide) did an amazing job of making us feel safe and comfortable. He was very good at his job and really enjoyed his job, and was so enthusiastic about the cave. It was very interesting !!
Jeremy Rauch
Jeremy Rauch
04:07 10 Nov 23
Jay was great. Extremely informative but also chill and patient with our young kids along the way. Made their first cave adventure very memorable.
Gita Sullivan
Gita Sullivan
22:32 08 Nov 23
Great your with smaller group. Leader Dylan was terrific.
Shasta Kuhlhorst
Shasta Kuhlhorst
04:39 07 Nov 23
What an amazing experience! Our tour guide Jay was so passionate and knowledgeable. He also has a great eye for spotting the fascinating wildlife. 10/10 would recommend!
Ann Alexander
Ann Alexander
21:44 04 Nov 23
On 10/21/23 my husband and I stopped by this cave on a whim.?We were so impressed! Dylan was a great tour leader and did a superb job explaining the cave’s history and recent improvements and renovations. And store manager (Linda?) was so personable and had a warm and welcoming personality. You can tell she loves loves loves her job! Thank you for a great impromptu trip to Horse Cave KY!The Alexanders from Pennsylvania
Heather Miller
Heather Miller
16:09 02 Nov 23
It was a pretty awesome experience
Suzi Hayes
Suzi Hayes
13:31 02 Nov 23
Great tour here. He was knowledgeable and adventurous. Cool suspension bridge. Had a great time on the wild cave tour!
Heather Borgmeier
Heather Borgmeier
21:11 01 Nov 23
We had a great time touring Hidden River cave , the guide was knowledgeable and helped the kids spot cave creatures . He patiently answered our many questions and made the tour fun. The museum and gift shop were nice as well, we took home several new rocks for their collections.
Oliver Tackett
Oliver Tackett
19:43 31 Oct 23
Daisy Sandoval
Daisy Sandoval
15:18 31 Oct 23
Had such a wonderful time! Our guide, Dylan, was very informative. Loved stopping here on a long drive. Very cool museum and shop. And it’s phenomenal that it’s dog friendly!
Katie Sweet
Katie Sweet
21:34 30 Oct 23
Kenneth McDaniel
Kenneth McDaniel
18:32 30 Oct 23
This place is the only place in town that will let you use the bathroom. The town is kind of hateful in that all the businesses are opposed to letting people use the bathroom. My suggestion is to go to a place where the people are more hospitable. The people at the Cave center are very nice and a contrast from other businesses in town.
Aly Livingston
Aly Livingston
00:49 30 Oct 23
Was a very cool experience tour guide Dylan/Beetlejuice was informative and I learned a lot about caves
Angie Nickell
Angie Nickell
19:28 29 Oct 23
We visited this cave after doing a tour at Mammoth Cave a few days earlier. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. After being in a group of 113 people at Mammoth Cave, we thoroughly enjoyed only having 6 people in our group for this tour! Our tour guide was excellent and he had a knack for finding wildlife. We saw a cave salamander, a few crayfish, a bat and a frog during our tour. He also welcomed questions and didn't rush us through the tour. The dome rooms were really neat and the suspension bridge was so cool!!! The bridge is the reason we decided to visit this cave to begin with and we were not disappointed. The underground river was also neat and made for a peaceful environment during the tour. There are several stairs so be prepared and wear sturdy shoes b/c it was slippery in places. The museum has a lot of information for those who enjoy museums.
Danielle E
Danielle E
20:43 27 Oct 23
Jay was amazing! Knowledgeable, kind, patient, funny. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour (and the suspension bridge was a HOOT!). Highly recommend. Go. Now. Really.
Cheyenne Puerner
Cheyenne Puerner
05:11 27 Oct 23
This cave tour was the best one I’ve ever been to. My tour guide Al really knew his caves! All the guides there when I visited (Sept.22nd 2023) were actually cave explorers and enthusiasts which made all the extra fun facts and side notes super cool.I could tell Al loved his job but more importantly loved the cave system itself. His side notes about seeing areas of the cave no one’s seen before, and about the pollution problem made the tour feel more in depth and personal than any other I’d been to.Call me crazy but I’ll definitely be returning to this place to touch the cave walls again!! Most tours that’s not allowed for the conservation of the cave, but the flooding in this one washes away all our icky oils so it’s safe and I loved that part lol.Al if you’re reading this the Cannibal corpse concert was awesome!! 😂
Michelle J
Michelle J
15:40 26 Oct 23
Awesome experience and guide!! Chris was extremely knowledgeable andhelpful! The conservative work they have done for the cave systems and community is amazing!!! God bless them all and their continued work! Thank you!
Brenda Sears
Brenda Sears
12:27 26 Oct 23
Loved our guide
TheWesleyRicardo
TheWesleyRicardo
12:06 24 Oct 23
This was a really informative tour of the underground river and cave. Linda was very hospitable and making our group feel right at home. Chris is a really good tour guide of the cave. I really recommend this attraction, especially if you are traveling and want to take an hour break from being on the road. Enjoy!
Dan Quirk Jr.
Dan Quirk Jr.
09:41 24 Oct 23
Al was our tour guide and he did a really nice job. He knew this history of the cave well and was entertaining too!
Heather Scott
Heather Scott
01:13 24 Oct 23
Beautiful place to visit with lots of great information!
Benjamin Butler
Benjamin Butler
21:24 23 Oct 23
wes maile
wes maile
12:01 22 Oct 23
Shirley Grott
Shirley Grott
02:04 22 Oct 23
Found exactly what I was looking t
Rachel Slucki
Rachel Slucki
16:51 19 Oct 23
michele tutt
michele tutt
21:08 17 Oct 23
My family really enjoyed the trip. Some more lighting on bottom steps would be helpful. But otherwise it was stellar. Dylam was a great guide.
Rebekah Barnes
Rebekah Barnes
19:40 17 Oct 23
Very pricey but the museum was free and the kids enjoyed it
Eric Salmela
Eric Salmela
13:16 17 Oct 23
Sarah Juterbock
Sarah Juterbock
02:51 17 Oct 23
Pamela Baxley
Pamela Baxley
02:44 15 Oct 23
We toured the cave today and we all loved it. Our tour guide was great. I took the grandkids there and they can’t quit talking about it and the gem mining they did there too. The swinging bridge added a little extra to the tour as well. The museum was very informative The whole experience was great. Staff were all great too. Fun time. Yay!
India Cox
India Cox
01:10 15 Oct 23
Koree was the best guide. My family really enjoyed our tour of hidden river cave during fall break! Koree was funny and engaging. I particularly enjoyed hearing the train pass overhead while in the cave. Highly recommend this tour!
Kenneth Randles
Kenneth Randles
00:56 15 Oct 23
Great cave experience! This cave was so neat to explore and offered really great pictures of the three seperate domes. The suspension bridge was a real experience being suspended high above the cave rocks. Our tour guide Coree was great and was very knowledgeable about all the cave details.
Nicole Kowalski
Nicole Kowalski
23:47 14 Oct 23
Violet Grimm
Violet Grimm
02:08 14 Oct 23
Really enjoyed it. The bridge definitely made it different then other caves I've been too.
Tiffany Wettergreen
Tiffany Wettergreen
21:51 13 Oct 23
What a spectacular experience! The staff and tour guides are all knowledgable and interesting! Make sure you wear good walking shoes that have traction, and expect to get dirty, if not muddy. Don't miss the mini museum downstairs, too! Great little gift shop. A perfect break on a roadtrip.
M R
M R
03:46 13 Oct 23
Beautiful
Gerry Vaerewyck
Gerry Vaerewyck
23:47 12 Oct 23
Did the adventure cave trip. That's the one with headlights back in the unlighted part of the cave. Justin was a great guide. I've done spelunking for 50 years and this was definitely a great trip by any standard. Highly recommend it. Just a caution, you do crawl through mud and water and a lot of stuff is muddy and slippery. But that's what this kind of cave is. If you do the normal 1 hour tour, you get a great trip, on walkways, without getting all muddy.
Susan Morris
Susan Morris
19:51 12 Oct 23
Our guide was very good , had lots of information and answered all our questions. Thanks for a great time.
Kathy LaCosse
Kathy LaCosse
21:03 11 Oct 23
Dillon was great guide!!
Trisha Davis
Trisha Davis
22:19 10 Oct 23
Chris was a great tour guide. It was definitely a unique experience and all of the kids enjoyed!
Michael Oaks
Michael Oaks
14:26 10 Oct 23
Great place, very educational.
Tammy Staley
Tammy Staley
03:20 10 Oct 23
Great cave, nice long tour, the guide was informative while being humorous to. Be aware there are quite a few steps but no tight spots or low ceilings.
Rob Franks
Rob Franks
03:15 10 Oct 23
Great cave tour! Longer than expected and right under the town.
Jenny Walden
Jenny Walden
19:02 08 Oct 23
Nice little cave. Our tour guide, Koree, was wonderful. Highly recommend! There is a lot of steps though so be prepared.
Madisyn Coomer
Madisyn Coomer
17:38 08 Oct 23
We had dylan as our tour guide and it was amazing!
David Plotnick
David Plotnick
12:35 08 Oct 23
I found Koree and Dylan to be excellent tour guides. Koree waited for us to start when I lost my wallet and was patient enough to let me ask the front desk if they saw it. Most guides don't let you get away with that. It was a fun delightful experience checking out the rushing river underground, walking the swinging bridge and they have the second largest cave dome in America at a whopping 285ft. Also you get to touch the cave walls for a change. The gift shop was cute too, definitely worth a trip!
Alan Carlson
Alan Carlson
02:59 08 Oct 23
Amazing!! More people need to know about this place. Awesome very well informed staff, cool items in the gift shop and a good sized museum for a small town. They also offer wild cave tours at certain times. I'll make sure to spread information about this site.
Rob Franks
Rob Franks
02:12 08 Oct 23