American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave

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Below two-floor museum, visitors descend more than 100 feet to explore subterranean rivers and caves.

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Caves contain a strange, dark world far below our own, where bats scrawl crude drawings to make up for the poor TV reception. Explore the deep unknown with this Groupon.

$12 for Museum-and-Cave-Tour Package (Up to $25 Total Value)

  • Museum admission and cave tour for one adult aged 16 or older (up to a $15 value)
  • Museum admission and cave tour for one child aged 12–15 (up to a $10 value)<p>

After exploring two floors of museum exhibits on topics such as caves, groundwater, and pollution, visitors descend 150 feet underground to Hidden River Cave. There, guides lead 45- to 60-minute treks to explore the depth’s two subterranean rivers, sharing information on cave formation, as well as the turn-of-the-century hydroelectric system that once powered the town. Scheduled based on visitation, tours typically depart 45 minutes apart.<p>

Though American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.<p>

American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave

After spending millions of years out of sight, wiling away the time by boring a cave deep into the earth, the Hidden River powered the town above with hydroelectricity before pollution forced it to close off from human eyes again. 50 years later, a recovery project restored Hidden River Cave, and today its depths play host to tours of the generator's remains and the underground river still flowing more than 100 feet below the ground.

Hidden River is one of the largest privately operated caves in the Mammoth Cave area, and along with hands-on exploration, American Cave Museum & Hidden River Cave spreads knowledge and awareness with two stories of educational exhibits. There, visitors explore topics such as prehistoric explorers, the history of saltpeter mining, and how to discern stalactites from walruses stuck in the cavern's ceiling.

Customer Reviews

it wasn't a long excursion, but rappelling down 75 feet was very cool! plus the cave tour and quick zip line were fun too :)
Laura C. · December 30, 2016
great day trip with the kids. Our guide was awesome and kept us engaged and laughing. the zip line was a great beginning place. not too short, not too long. highly recommend this family activity. Be aware there are a lot of stairs involved. Not so bad going down, but coming up was a challenge. Call ahead if you have challenges in mibility. I think they will accommodate.
Cathie K. · December 16, 2016
This was a gift and the ppl that went loved it
Beth G. · December 5, 2016
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    Horse Cave

    119 E Main St.

    Horse Cave, Kentucky 42749


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