Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

Zoo
3700 L & N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave, KY 42749 3700 L & N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave Directions
+12707862634
Be the first to recommend this place!
92% of 592 customers recommended

Tips

250
Verified
Report | an hour ago
There's only one place to eat inside and it gets really crowded and you have to wait a while in line and on your food. The staff is really nice however. We left for lunch and went to the McDonalds located beside the zoo. Take water bottles with you. You can't buy them inside the zoo. You can only buy tap water at the Outback Café, which like I said, takes a long time to receive what you ordered.
Verified
Report | 2 days ago
We loved kentucky down under. My tip for going is this: get there when it opens. We were there from open until close.The kangaroos are precious. Also, wear tennis or good grip shoes for the cave tour, no flip flops, (watch your head) Have FUN!!!!'
Verified
Report | 2 days ago
KDU was a great small zoo. The staff was excellent. You get to feed kangaroos and pet many of the animals.
Verified
Report | 2 days ago
Not as big as I thought, but kids enjoyed. It was hilly so be prepared.
Verified
Report | 2 days ago
This attraction is great for kids of all ages. I took my kids there years ago when they were probably 6 and 8 and again this year and they are 11 and 13- they loved it both times.
Verified
Report | 3 days ago
Bug spray Sunscreen Bring your friends! Petting the kangaroos is worth the price!
Verified
Report | 3 days ago
Wear good walking shoes and take lots of water. Great time!!
Verified
Report | 4 days ago
Wear tennis shoes!!
Verified
Report | 4 days ago
Wear comfortable shoes and bring cash...not a lot of cash, but maybe $10 or so in cash for drinks and feeding the goats
Verified
Report | 5 days ago
Do all of the scheduled tours. The cave was awesome! And so was rock washing and petting the Kangaroos and Emus!

From Our Editors

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo offers two unique attractions—the Kentucky Down Under animal park and the Mammoth Onyx Cave—in one spot. Original owners Bill and Judy Austin are to thank for this union, joining forces to celebrate both of their hometowns (Bill from Kentucky and Judy from Australia) in the name of their business.

At the animal park, guests not only learn about animals and their habitats, but they also have the opportunity to interact with some of the critters. Expert guides teach groups how to approach Red and Eastern Gray kangaroos before letting visitors pet the furry marsupials. Visitors can also spy other outback-dwelling animals such as emus, sculcata tortoises, and a Patagonian cavy, or turn their eyes skyward in the aviary to experience the songs and colors of rainbow lorikeets as they sip from cups of nectar. The friendly birds are prone to landing on guests' heads, shoulders, and arms, making for fun photo opportunities.

The other prime attraction is Mammoth Onyx Cave, which was discovered in 1799 by a young girl named Martha Woodson. Since 1922, the cave has been under the auspices of the Austin family. Filled with spectacular formations, the cave runs an eighth of a mile. On cave tours designed for kids and families, tour guides use rustic lanterns to paint a picture of what life was like in the cave in the 18th century.

Is this your business?
Claim this page to add your promotions and content

Photos
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

Trending #explorekentucky #kentuckydownunder #kydownunder #cavecity #kangaroo

Explore Nearby
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

A Groupon Buck is site credit worth $1 that's deposited directly into your Groupon account. If you have Groupon Bucks available, they'll be applied automatically at checkout for any deal except Getaways Market Picks. Please note that you can only earn one Groupon Buck per business from Specials.
Groupon has verified that the customer actually visited Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.
Follow this business to hear the latest and find out if they have a great offer for you.