“The only underground boat tour in KY”
Lost River Liquors! Your local family owned and operated establishment! Come on in for great deals on lots of items! Plus we have the coldest beer in town!
My husband and I decided to check this out for my birthday, and it was a beautiful drive out, and a very nice place! Remnants of the old tourist cabins remain on the edge of bluff, they have an amazing gift shop with great prices, and a place for kids to play. The best part is the scenery, however, and the walk by the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole made it into Ripley's in the early 1900s because people thought that the hole was 427 feet deep. Civil War soldiers and entire wagons were said to have disappeared into it. Turns out that it was 16 feet with a strong current. The water is the prettiest color I have ever seen, and you can see to the bottom in shallow areas. The boat tour was very fun, and there is cave writing about the legendary Jesse James who allegedly holed up in the cave with Frank and the gang after the Russleville bank heist. A local doctor is said to have been kidnapped to tend to a shot Jesse. The previous commenter is correct: you do have to bend at the waist to pass under the low roof, but it adds to the experience as long as you don't have back issues. Only complaint is that it's not a longer boat ride (25 minutes or so), and there's a cement ledge where they stop to turn around.
This was a really neat experience as you.get to go inside the cave and the tour guides are very knowledgeable.
The history and cave are interesting. It's a quick tour so you could squeeze it in if you were visiting family or just passing through. The nature trail is beautiful. Military get in free, last time I went on the tour. They've also added a lot of children's activities at the gift shop area. It looks fun and kids are always out there playing now that it's warm.
Beautiful area and the caves were cool.
This attraction is worth the stop if you are passing by. It was a lot of fun. My family and I all enjoyed it very much.
When the water is high, you have to bend over in the boat as it passes under a low cave roof for about 50 feet. Not fun if you're seriously claustrophobic.
This is really Lost River Cave across the street from the liquors!
It was a pretty cool place to stop by after seeing Mammoth Cave
Although this area has lots of history and is really pretty the fee is quite high for what you get. The boat tour is cool but it is very short. Most of the tour is about the history of the area. The blue ponds are really quite interesting. They really are an unusual color. There is a gift shop and some hiking trails. I think the tour was about an hour total.
Incredible setting and staff, loved it all even though tours in the cave weren't running due to high water levels
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