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Kentucky Down Under Horse Cave

Where is it at?

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Kentucky Down Under
3700 L&N Turnpike Road
Horse Cave
KY
42749
Tel: 270 786 1010

Directions

Kentucky Down Under is conveniently located off Interstate 65 about halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, TN off Exit 58 near Horse Cave, Kentucky.

Where are we going today?

Have you ever met a kangaroo? Ever played a didgeridoo? Ever fed a lorikeet? You could travel 9,500 miles to Australia to do these things, or just come see us at Kentucky Down Under.

Nestled away in south-central Kentucky sits a little piece of Australia where we specialize in Interactive and Educational Family Fun! At Kentucky Down Under, you'll discover a hands-on family adventure!

Features include the Adventure Zoo and Mammoth Onyx Cave where you can tour underground.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$19.95
  • Children$14.95
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Varies by season always opens at 9am, closes between 4pm and 8pm,

Teachers corner

A trip to Kentucky Down Under takes students on a unique journey through the wonders of Australia. Children have unforgettable encounters with the continents unusual creatures, as they learn about the culture and wildlife of the "Land Down Under." The staff at Kentucky Down Under will work closely with you to organize a field trip that specifically targets your groups particular interests and helps you meet Core Content for Assessment Goals. .

I'm Hungry!

An expedition through the Land Down Under can make an explorer hungry. Luckily, the Outback Café stands ready to help. Enjoy a variety of salads, sandwiches and our famous Bison Burgers that are hearty and healthy. .

Any Top Tips?

Most activities are outdoors and continue rain or shine - dress accordingly. Be ready to walk! HAVE FUN!.

Can I get one of those?

What trip to the Land Down Under would be complete without something to take home to remember it by? The Gift Shop is packed with souvenirs, from stuffed animals to jewelry to hats and t-shirts. There's stuff for the kids, and stuff for mom and dad. You can even buy your very own boomerang or didgeridoo. Whatever you do, make sure you don't leave Kentucky Down Under without trying the famous homemade fudge. .

What people are saying?

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    This was a great experience for my whole family. We enjoyed seeing the animals and interacting with them. Unfortunately the bat exhibit was closed for remodeling when we were there. The kids (me too) loved going in with the birds and hand-feeding them nectar. This was the first time I had ever touched a kangaroo. The cave tour was short but nice, my toddler was betting to go again! The cafe food was unbelievable! You don't expect much for food at this type of place but a lot of it was made from scratch by a woman named Jodi who was very helpful...Read More

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    My husband and I were there August 13, 2014. Had a fabulous time. The animals were great (loved petting the Kangaroo) and the staff were all amazing. I highly recommend a visit.

    Jo & Pat Neil
    Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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    Please note that this is a review only for the Massive Onyx Cave tour, not the entire Kentucky Down Under area.

    The cave is short, but it's a pretty nice cave. It's not lit, so all of the lighting comes from headlamps provided for the tour. None of the formations are pristine as they have all clearly been touched a lot. There was, however, a really interesting-looking "cthulhu" formation at the end.

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    we had a great time! nice folks that worked there. Cool Cave tour (Great guide), pretty cool exhibits. had a good lunch at the grill and lots of free fudge samples (we bought some too). Super cool birds and we REALLY enjoyed feeding the Lories

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    Seems pricey at first but this isn't some road side tourist trap. Everyone is super friendly. There are a lot of hands on activities. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable. You can spend all day here so plan accordingly. Would definitely go back.

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by Tiffany Thompson

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This was a great experience for my whole family. We enjoyed seeing the animals and interacting with them. Unfortunately the bat exhibit was closed for remodeling when we were there. The kids (me too) loved going in with the birds and hand-feeding them nectar. This was the first time I had ever touched a kangaroo. The cave tour was short but nice, my toddler was betting to go again! The cafe food was unbelievable! You don't expect much for food at this type of place but a lot of it was made from scratch by a woman named Jodi who was very helpful when it came to our food allergies/sensitivities. One of us is allergic to pepper and 2 of us a gluten-free but we all ate well. The Chilli was absolutely Delicious on the all beef hot dogs (no bun) and FRITOS!

The Weather

Sunday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 54° F / 12° C
Humidity: 66 %
Wind: South - 1 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Snow
Temp: 38° F / 3° C
Humidity: 79 %
Wind: W - 14 MPH

Tuesday

Conditions: Snow Showers
Temp: 25° F / -4° C
Humidity: 68 %
Wind: WNW - 13 MPH

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