Attractions

Why would anyone want to stop at our tiny, rural county in south central Kentucky? There are no big cities, skyscrapers, metropolitan areas or traffic jams. Exactly!

We do have expanses of beautiful rolling green countryside. We call the low hills “knobs”, and underneath are cave systems – with above-ground and underground rivers. You'll want to experience the beauty of Cub Run Cave, Mammoth Onyx Cave and Hidden River Cave. You can even zipline or rappel across the area's largest cave entrance at Hidden River Cave Zipline & Rappel. And you can breeze along the treetop canopy at Mammoth Cave Adventures Zipline.

At Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak you can paddle down one of the world's most biologically diverse rivers and into Mammoth Cave National Park.

How could you pass up the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. Feed some exotic birds. Make some new friends. You might even get to pet a kangaroo!

We are blessed with beautiful natural resources and lots of places to play. Check out the attractions listed here, and create your own wonderful Hart County Kentucky Getaway Adventure!

Horse Cave

  • Phone:
    270-786-1466
    Location:
    119 East Main Street, Horse Cave KY 42749

     Featured on The Discovery Channel's "Dirty jobs" series, Hidden River Cave is an 8-mile labyrinth dissolved by a subterranean river flowing beneath the historic small town of Horse Cave.

  • Phone:
    270-786-1010
    Location:
    3700 L&N Turnpike - I-65, Exit 58, Horse Cave KY 42749

    Visit one of Kentucky’s most unique family-friendly adventure parks where you can have interactive encounters with animals from Australia, Kentucky and around the world. Pet a kangaroo.

  • Phone:
    270-786-1010
    Location:
    3700 L&N Turnpike - I-65, Exit 58, Horse Cave KY 42749

    One of the most beautiful and easily accessible caves in the US, Mammoth Onyx Cave was discovered in 1799 and opened to public tours in 1922.

  • Phone:
    270-786-1466
    Location:
    119 East Main Street, Horse Cave KY 42749

     Zipline across one of the most spectacular cave entrances in all of Kentucky, located right in downtown Horse Cave! Watch that first step it is a doozie but it's a rush!

  • Phone:
    270-786-1466
    Location:
    119 East Main Street, I-65, Exit 58, Horse Cave KY 42749

    Adjacent to Hidden River Cave, the American Cave Museum has been honored by the Nature Conservancy Magazine as “a little bit of Smithsonian in rural Kentucky.” Exhibits in this state-of-the-art...

  • Phone:
    270-854-3054
    Location:
    100 East Main Street, I-65, Exit 58, Horse Cave KY 42749

    Check out Horse Cave’s  award-winning  cell phone walking tour that showcases the history and culture of the tiny town built on top of a cave.

  • Phone:
    270-218-0386
    Location:
    111 Water Street, I-65, Exit 58, Horse Cave KY

    Bluegrass Jam Session on Thursday nights at The Bookstore in downtown Horse Cave. Public jam sessions are free. Bring your acoustical instrument and join in or come by and enjoy the music!

  • Phone:
    270-786-1663
    Location:
    5824 South Jackson Highway, I-65, Exit 58, Horse Cave KY 42749

    Located on scenic US 31E (South Jackson Highway), Dennison’s has the best of local Kentucky Proud products: local crafts, Amish jams & jellies, local  sorghum...

  • Phone:
    270-786-1466
    Location:
    119 E Main St, Horse Cave KY 42749

    The Hidden River Cave Wild Cave Tour takes you off trail in an extreme option that involves strenuous hiking through muddy and wet cave passages and features an underground stream, domed rooms,...

  • Phone:
    270-786-2680
    Location:
    114 Maple Avenue, Horse Cave KY 42749

    The Maple Avenue Park is a beautiful green space in downtown Horse Cave behind the historic Thomas House and adjacent to Hidden River Cave.

  • Phone:
    270-218-2107
    Location:
    120 East Main Street, Horse Cave KY 42749

    Offering a natural way to relieve stress and promote physical well being.  Yoga postures also help to build strength and tone muscles. Chair yoga available for those with special needs.

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Cub Run

  • Phone:
    270-524-1444
    Location:
    15101 Cub Run Highway, Cub Run KY 42729

     Lauded by many as one of the most beautiful caves in America, Cub Run Cave offers a half-mile tour (1 ½ hours) on an elevated wooden walkway (easy walking) cascaded with thousands of beautiful...

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