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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, Horse Cave, Kentucky 42749 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Fri 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“A touch of the Australian outback in kentucky”

Kentucky Down Under is an interactive educational Australian themed Animal Park & beautifully decorated cave, Kentucky Caverns. Visitors participate activities including hands on contact with Australian animals. Where else can you hand-feed colorful lorikeets in a walk-in Aviary, help with the chores at the Woolshed, meet a Kangaroo at the Outback, learn about Aboriginal culture, mine for gemstones and much more!

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Reviewed by
Dave Doster

  • 133 Reviews
  • 121 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

I went here a number of years ago, when my kids were little, and they loved it. It's like an outback farm in Kentucky. If you're in the Mammoth Cave area with kids, and looking for a diversion beyond the cave itself, Kentucky Down Under is it!

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Reviewed by
Ama L. Arzola

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 13, 2021
Rated 3.0

We visited towards the end of July 2021. It was a nice experience. You definitely need to be prepared to walk unless you're going to rent a cart to drive around in. From the entrance to the gift shop, it's a nice little hike uphill. Make sure you have water with you; if not there is some for purchase in the gift shop. Although a small zoo (rescue?), there were enough interesting animals to see. My 6 yr old really had fun gem mining and petting the kangaroos. The short tour through the cave is a welcoming plus since it gave a break from the heat.

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RebeccaHG

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 13, 2021
Rated 4.0

Definitely visit as early in the day as possible. The kangaroos get pretty lethargic after around noon.

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Reviewed by
cwahl0007

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

The kids (4, 8, and 10) loved it!

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American_Wombat

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
February 23, 2021

YOU CAN PET A KANGAROO

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Reviewed by
daisykat

  • 28 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
June 06, 2020
Rated 5.0

This Zoo is easy to get to and was amazing. They allow pets which was nice, since my dog hates being left in the car. They have a cave you can visit and feeding the kangaroos was so fun.

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Reviewed by
ToddPeak2

  • 21 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 16, 2019
Rated 5.0

My kids loved this stop. They got to pet and feed goats, horses, kangaroos, emus, and lorikeets. The Onyx cave tour is really fun. It’s not for toddlers, but young kids can get to see pretty cool cave formations while weaving between the stalagmites.

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Celeste2423

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 08, 2017
Rated 5.0

It's amazing! Very interactive and fun.

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Reviewed by
dinah cannefax

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 26, 2017
Rated 5.0

A great stop! Cool cave, animals to interact with and beautiful nature hike. A bit pricey, but we enjoyed the stop...about 2 hours to see everything. If u have someone that has trouble walking distances, they have golf carts. Warning: the cave is NOT for anyone less than agile. Small spaces, lots of slippery steps up and down!!!

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Reviewed by
Kelly

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

This was a completely unplanned stop on my road trip and it ended up being the best part of my trip! It is worth every penny. You really get to be close to animals and everyone is pretty friendly. If you are considering a stop here, do it!

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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

3700 L and N Turnpike Rd
Horse Cave, Kentucky
42749 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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