Caves and Mines in Kentucky with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in 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 Kentucky…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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    Horse Cave

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

  • Mammoth Cave National Park

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    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.

  • Diamond Caverns

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    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 ...

  • Lost River Cave

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    Bowling Green

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

  • Louisville Mega Cavern

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    Louisville

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

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  • Venture River Family Water Park

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    Eddyville

    Make a SPLASH in Kentucky with this fun water park, with tubes, wave pool, lazy rivers, and even zip lines!

  • Paradise Breeze

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    Maysville

    Great family swimming with lap pool and slides, perfect in this community aquatic complex in Kentucky!

  • SomerSplash

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    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!

  • Beech Bend Park

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    Bowling Green

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

  • Kentucky Splash Waterpark

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    Williamsburg

    18,000sq ft of family water fun in Kentucky with wave pools, lazy river, kiddie pool, slides, and even go-karts and mini golf! Campground too!

  • Paradise Cove

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    Richmond

    Outdoor water fun for kids with the numerous play features suitable for all ages!

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    Hopkinsville

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

  • Kentucky Down Under

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    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.

  • Newport Aquarium

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    Newport

    Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive ...

  • Louisville Zoo

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    Louisville

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

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo

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    Slade

    There are few reptile collections that can compare to the diversity of animals on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Animals on exhibit range from an 18 foot reticulated python, our largest ...

  • Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum

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    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 ...

  • Horse Farm Tours

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    Lexington

    A local insight into the horse capital of the world - Lexington! Fun family tours that offer a close-up look at the premier Thoroughbred Horse Farms - all with local knowledge!

  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours

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    Frankfort

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

  • Kazoing

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    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 ...

  • Puzzles Fun Dome

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    Louisville

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

  • Blazers Fun Zone

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    Radcliff

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

  • Gattitown

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    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, ...

  • YaYas Island

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    Paducah

    Indoor fun in Kentucky for active and curious kids with a tropical themed indoor playspace, with bounce houses, slides, and a waterfall!

  • National Corvette Museum

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    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 ...

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    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 ...

  • Kentucky Derby Museum

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    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 ...

  • American Saddlebred Museum

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    Lexington

    The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be highlighting the special bond between children and Saddlebreds in its 2008 exhibition ...

  • Kentucky Horsepark

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    Lexington

    Not just a place to get up close to the beautiful horses, but also various museums included in the admission, horse-drawn tours, and picnics. Great animal family fun for your day out in Lexington!

  • Louisville Slugger Museum

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    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 ...

  • Speed Art Museum

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    Louisville

    Established in 1927, the Speed Art Museum is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with over 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Its extensive collection spans 6,000 years, ranging from ...

  • Explorium Of Lexington

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    Lexington

    A fun, interactive, colorful and energetic experience for kids to create and learn.

  • The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

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    Ashland

    History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and ...

  • The Museum of the American Quilters Society

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    Paducah

    The Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker.Throughout the year, MAQS offers a variety of educational ...

  • General George Patton Museum

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    Fort Knox

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