Caves and Mines in CAVE CITY with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Cave City, Kentucky, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Bluegrass State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Cave City…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

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    (4 miles) Horse Cave

    Two floors of exhibits in the museum, and amazing fun for active kids exploring one of Kentucky's largest cave system!

  • Diamond Caverns

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    (6 miles) Park City

    Kentuckys finest cave since 1859 featuring thousands of naturally colorful formations throughout. Professionally guided tours daily. One of many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...

  • Mammoth Cave National Park

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    (9 miles) Mammoth Cave

    An underground experience with this cave system - the longest known in the world! With cave tours, camping, trails, horseback riding, and cycling...and amazing National Park in Kentucky.

  • Lost River Cave

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    (31 miles) Bowling Green

    Kentucky's ONLY Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave -an amazing natural wonder!

  • Squire Boone Caverns

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    (65 miles) Mauckport

    Beautiful historic guided cave tours set in a village which will take you back to the 1800s way of life.

  • Louisville Mega Cavern

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    (75 miles) Louisville

    Let the kids explore the WORLDS only underground zip line and rope challenge course right under Louisville!

  • Marengo Park Cave

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    (88 miles) Marengo

    Underground adventure in Indiana for the whole family with tours through incredible natural wonders, as well as gem stone mining!

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  • Holiday World and Splashin Safari

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    (86 miles) Santa Claus

    Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides.

  • Beech Bend Park

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    (27 miles) Bowling Green

    Amusements and rides for big kids and small, plus waterpark with slides, lazy river, wave pool and interactive wet play.

  • SomerSplash

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    (73 miles) Somerset

    Something for everyone is this great outdoor waterpark! 20,000 square-foot wave pool, huge tipping bucket, tube slides and three tall body slides - cool Kentucky fun!

  • Nashville Shores

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    (76 miles) Hermitage

    Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, ...

  • Wave Country

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    (77 miles) Nashville

    A great family friendly water park in Nashville, with one of the area's only wave-action swimming pools!

  • Atlantis Waterpark

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    (80 miles) Clarksville

    Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    (89 miles) Hopkinsville

    Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.

  • Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

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    (1 miles) Cave City

    You don't have to travel to Africa, India, or a big city zoo to see some of the rarest animals on the face of the earth. Since 1969 the MAMMOTH CAVE WILDLIFE MUSEUM has featured some of the greatest ...

  • Kentucky Down Under

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    (4 miles) Horse Cave

    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.

  • Louisville Zoo

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    (75 miles) Louisville

    Home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.

  • Nashville Zoo

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    (84 miles) Nashville

    Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Joe Huber Family Farm

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    (88 miles) Starlight

    Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!

  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours

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    (94 miles) Frankfort

    Candy Tours! Need we go on? Tasty tours for the whole family in a real candy factory...home of the iconic Bourbon Chocolates!

  • Blazers Fun Zone

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    (46 miles) Radcliff

    22,000 sq ft of indoor family fun in Hardin County, with inflatables, skating, rock climbing, toddler zone, arcade and lots more fun!

  • Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Centre

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    (68 miles) Hendersonville

    A family owned indoor inflatable play centre in Tennessee providing fun filled family time and exciting parties! Wide range of inflatables for all ages that continually change so visits never get ...

  • Puzzles Fun Dome

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    (78 miles) Louisville

    22,000 sq ft of indoor fun with inflatables, an arcade, art studio, adventure playground, toddler area, and so much more!

  • Kids N Play

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    (82 miles) Clarksville

    The wide array of activities accommodate children 0 to 12 years old, with role play town, adventure climbing structure, ball cannon arena, hand powered kart track and redemption games.

  • Kazoing

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    (83 miles) Louisville

    Our facility is home to two huge inflatable rooms, a Tot Lot play area, Crafty Art Studio, and Glamour Studio. During the week we are open for Open Plays, Mother’s Day Out, Fun Day Camps, and ...

  • BounceU Nashville

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    (84 miles) Nashville

    Fun open bouncing at this inflatable filled indoor play center in Nashville. Great for birthday parties too!

  • Gattitown

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    (99 miles) Lexington

    GattiTown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. Our delicious marketplace buffet includes all you care to eat pizza, pasta, ...

  • Dinosaur World

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    (1 miles) Cave City

    Over 150 life sized dinosaurs await the kids in Kentucky, with fossil digs, a mammoth garden, and dino gem excavations!

  • National Corvette Museum

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    (25 miles) Bowling Green

    Okay Corvette enthusiasts, it\'s time to rev up your engines and pack up the \'Vette for a road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky ... Home of the National Corvette Museum (NCM). True \'Vette lovers ...

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (28 miles) Bowling Green

    Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and ...

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    (29 miles) Bowling Green

    An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in ...

  • General George Patton Museum

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    (52 miles) Fort Knox

    An historic trip into the life and times of General George Patton, a key figure in US Army history.

  • Kentucky Derby Museum

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    (75 miles) Louisville

    The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a very visible part of our community. Graciously welcoming over 200,000 guests through the doors each year and ...

  • Louisville Slugger Museum

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    (78 miles) Louisville

    All things baseball! This museum and factory is all about that iconic Louisville Slugger bat, which has been iconic since 1884. A look into sporting history for the whole family in Kentucky on your ...

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (81 miles) Nashville

    Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Let the memories come back to life with this scrapbook of country music's history!