Family Friendly

Family fun? We’ve got you covered! We’re in the memory-making business! No matter what your family type, we’ve got your adventure:

  • Even the youngest family members will marvel at the kangaroos, kookaburras and other Australian animals at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, our Australian-themed animal park. But you’re never too old to enjoy the animals!
  • How about a lazy family paddle down Green River in our canoes at Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak? You’ll pass springs and caves along one of the world’s most diverse rivers.
  • The most adventurous in your clan can crawl along the banks of a subterranean river on an off-trail Wild Cave Tour or zip and rappel across the cave’s entrance while others take the leisurely tour at Hidden River Cave. The kids will like the bat exhibits at the American Cave Museum while you can learn together about preserving our fragile environment.
  • If you’ve ever been tempted to tell your family member to take a flying leap, now’s your opportunity! Zipline along the treetop canopy at the edge of Mammoth Cave National Park (there’s also a kids’ course) or try the Super Swing or Drop Tower to add a little zing to your adventure.
  • Or show the youngsters just how tech-savvy you are on the Horse Cave Stories Cell Phone Tour or the Old Munfordville Cell Phone Walking Tour.
  • Bring the whole family to the free Jammin’ on the Porch at the historic Thomas House in downtown Horse Cave every Thursday evening for some bluegrass pickin’ and grinnin’!
  • You can even show the kids how to gather eggs or just sit on the porch, enjoy the country air, and count the stars at Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed & Breakfast Farm Tour.

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.

Cave City

Munfordville

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...

Download Our Free Visitors Guides

Download Caves, Canoes, Zips and Roos!

Download KY Down Under Adventure Zoo

Download the Mammoth Fun guide

Download the Hidden River Cave Rack card

Download the Hart County Quilt Trail guide

Download the Horse Cave Trails Guide