What Happens on a Kentucky Getaway? Caves, Canoes, Ziplines and Kangaroos!


Our area is home to Mammoth Cave National Park – the longest cave system in the world. Currently, over 400 miles have been discovered, and there’s no end in sight. Hart County also includes Mammoth Onyx Cave at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and Hidden River Cave, right in downtown Horse Cave. There are also many other caves in our neighboring communities if you’d like to see more. Diamond Caverns, Outlaw Cave at Kentucky Action Park, Lost River Cave, Onyx Cave and Crystal Onyx Cave are also close.

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There are over 20 miles of beautiful canoeing & kayaking on the Green River in Hart County. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife website has a thorough description of this section of the Green at the link below. They focus on anglers, but the river is enjoyed throughout the year by those who simply float to take in the beauty of the Green.  A float through our area will take you past blue holes, sand bars, amazing timber and even a waterfall, only accessible by boat.

Mammoth Cave zipline - Hart County attractions


Hart County is home to two different options for ziplining.

Adventures of Mammoth Cave offers several canopy zips at their attraction, plus a drop tower and various ropes courses. They also offer horseback riding and a giant swing.  Loads of fun for the adrenaline seekers in your life.

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Hart County is home to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. They have 75 acres of unique animal encounters, including kangaroos, lorikeets and emus. They also have many birds on exhibit as well as wolves and dingoes. Their interactive programming encourages connecting with various snakes, turtles and exotic birds. So come get up close and personal while learning on an unusual animal adventure.

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