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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 2021
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 2021. Please click to see our Tripadvisor reviews
Leeann Mitchell
Leeann Mitchell
23:53 17 Apr 22
This cave is a true conservative victory! I did not know this cave even existed until we found it in trip advisor! Linda was a great tour guide who is from the area! It was great to have a local do the tour and she was very informative and interesting! I highly recommend this tour! The museum and gift shop are really great too!
Ethell Yarbrough
Ethell Yarbrough
23:28 08 Apr 22
Thank you so much to the amazing tour guides on this special tour of the cave 65 miles under the town of Horse Cave! This is incredible of how it could have become a sink hole. Just amazing attention to detail to the history of the town and how the cave came to be. My three year old was all about it! He liked hearing his own echo too, would definitely recommend as a first stop to the beautiful caves Kentucky has to offer. So glad to find this “hidden” gem!
Ethell Yarbrough
Ethell Yarbrough
23:24 08 Apr 22
Thank you so much to the amazing tour guides on this special tour of the cave 65 miles under the town of Horse Cave! This is incredible of how it could have become a sink hole. Just amazing attention to detail to the history of the town and how the cave came to be. My three year old was all about it! He liked hearing his own echo too, would definitely recommend as a first stop to the beautiful caves Kentucky has to offer. So glad to find this “hidden” gem!
C Williams
C Williams
21:21 05 Apr 22
We had a great time on our tour today. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately I don't remember his name, but he really did a great job. This was at the 10am tour on 4/5/22.I am out of shape and the steps going back up to exit the cave were a little challenging for me, but I would say that an average person should be fine. The views were well worth it. Really enjoyed visiting the museum beforehand.
J Mazola
J Mazola
02:40 31 Mar 22
Me and my daughter went in 2019 and had an absolutely amazing guide. The whole experience from start to finish was captivating and to my family at least was life changing. The adventure wasn't difficult but was challenging but that was what made it so memorable. I highly recommend it to all my friends if they can make it up that way.
Mila Bahuto
Mila Bahuto
12:31 27 Mar 22
Very convenient location near the highway. The tour lasts about an hour. You will not see any stalactites or stalagmites, but the underground river and three domes underneath are worth visiting too! Our guide, Justin, made the tour funny and informative.
Mike Quesnel
Mike Quesnel
15:51 18 Mar 22
Overall the most organized cave experience we went to during our stay. We had the luck of having the director, cave Dave, lead our tour. He was amazing and full of information during the tour. This cave will surprise you! It is a must see. We personally enjoyed the sights and tour over any other cave we visited. Would give more stars if possible!!!! As of right now you can probably walk in and get tickets for a tour, however as it becomes more discovered this will certainly be a huge attraction and destination!! So be prepared to book ahead in the future!!!!
minuscule studio
minuscule studio
06:04 04 Mar 22
Absolutely fantastic! Our group of 4 did the off-trail cave tour and it was incredible- but be ready for a challenge! We waded through cave streams, met local wildlife, climbed, slid, and crawled through an ever-changing maze of chambers. Our guide, Chris, was wonderful- very knowledgeable, made us feel very safe, and took us on an unforgettable adventure. See photos for before/after shots.
Mathew Boals
Mathew Boals
23:48 03 Mar 22
This Cave is SO cool. The staff was amazing and made me feel as if I was one of them. I visited on a Thursday afternoon and was surprised to find that I was the only one there. Despite being the only one on the tour, Logan (tour guide) was awesome. He took time to listen to my adventures (i had been cave and cavern touring the country this week) and tell me all the cool and interesting details about the cave. Goes to show a 54 year old can learn something new every day (even from a 20ish year old). Definitely visit if you are in the area. I preferred this adventure better than Mammoth cave.
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