Without the contributions of Australia, the world would be truly lost and at a lack for precious resources such as aspirin, penicillin, and Olivia Newton-John. Discover the amazing island with today's Groupon to Kentucky Down Under, located off I-65, halfway between Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get a children's ticket for ages 5 to 14. (up to a $13 value). Children 4 and under are admitted free.
- For $9, you get an adult ticket for ages 15 and older (up to a $22 value). Active Military (with ID) are admitted free.
Kentucky Down Under provides outback-interested wayfarers with an arsenal of authentic Australian animals and culture, and a tour through a Kentucky cave. Staff members can help guests tailor a unique adventure with stops at a walk-in aviary to gawk at Australian finches, as well as a guided tour through the kangaroo-, wallaby-, and emu-laden Outback. At Camp Corroboree, visitors can discover pieces of Aboriginal culture, including the soothing hum of the didgeridoo and the delicate balance of physics and magic in a boomerang. In addition to Aussieness, Kentucky Down Under showcases a local treasure with the Kentucky Caverns. During the 45-minute tour of the earth hole, explorers can witness the ever-changing formations of stalactites, stalagmites, and life-size Dennis Franz rock statues.
Between animal petting and stalactite hugging, KDU-goers can grab a salad, sandwich, or bison burger at the Outback Café.
The caves are open year-round, but animal areas are closed at certain times of year.