Kentucky Down Under

Horse Cave, KY

Where are we going?

Kentucky Down Under
3700 L & N Turnpike Road Horse Cave KY 42749

270 786 1010

What is there to do?

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 Kentucky Down Under. Strewth!

Nestled away in south-central Kentucky sits a little piece of Australia. This family attraction specializes in interactive and educational family fun, so you can discover hands-on family adventures PLUS meet some adorable creatures!!

Features At Kentucky Down Under include the Adventure Zoo AND Mammoth Onyx Cave. Let's start with the zoo, shall we?

Adventure Zoo is home to a number of unique animals, as well as animals that you might see every day. 

Kids can meet the white bison, or see real life American Alligators. Have you ever heard of the coatimundis? Now is your chance to meet one! There are gray wolves, curious barred owls, and yes, there is such a thing as fainting goats!

From pythons, foxs, and let's not forget those Aussie animals that we know and love, including those Aussie dingoes, laughing kookaburras, cockatiels, parrots and of course, kangaroos, Kentucky Down Under is a WILD day out, with a host of animals waiting to say hi!

Also included in your Kentucky Down Under experience, is a literal trip down under!

Mammoth Onyx Cave was discovered all the way back in 1799, and was opened to the public in 1922. Kids will love to explore the incredible formations, from stalactites to stalagmites, and more incredibly beautiful formations created by water. 

Tours of the tour are schedule throughout the day, and last around 30 minutes. 

Animals, caves, and a host of down under fun, and you don't even need to leave Kentucky!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $25.95

Children: $15.95 (Ages 4-13)

Discount: Seniors, military & high school / college students: $19.95

Free Under: 3 years.

Family Deals: Family Season Pass: 2 Adults & 2 Children (3-13) $149.95


Need a little extra help?

Please note: Mammoth Onyx Cave is not handicapped accessible. Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo is handicap friendly.


When can we go?

9am open. Close between 4pm & 6pm pending season

Open daily!


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

An expedition through the Land Down Under can make an explorer hungry. Luckily, the Outback Café stands ready to help.

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in Outback Cafe for those wanting a lighter fare! Enjoy a variety of salads, sandwiches and their famous Bison Burgers that are hearty and healthy. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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