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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

3700 L and North Turnpike Road, Horse Cave

General Admission for One, Two, or Four to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 38% Off)

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Zoo with a focus on Australian animals houses red kangaroos, dingoes, emus, and more; includes admission to cave with spectacular formations

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6 ratings2 reviews
1 day ago
Exceeded our expectations. Hands on, fun for a wide range of ages, and just a neat experience all the way around. Facility isn't fancy, but we genuinely enjoyed it
1 ratings1 reviews
1 day ago
Amazing great place
1 ratings1 reviews
1 day ago
What a wonderful day we had at Kentucky Down Under. I had never used the Groupon App before, they made it so easy and we loved petting all the kangaroos! And, seeing the babies climb in and out of their Mama's pouches was thrilling! If you have not visited Kentucky Down Under....GO!!! And go with Groupon!!
2 ratings2 reviews
1 day ago
Great zoo. Not too big, but packed with uniqueness. Groupon is a good deal for adult tickets, but child tickets are cheaper directly from the zoo. We used the money saved via groupon to partially fund a golf cart rental which we HIGHLY recommend as this zoo has BIG hills and the entrance is a ways away from the main animals (kangaroos, sheep, etc). Having the cart not only helps with the hills for those with walking challenges (Achilles heels, planters fasciitis, pins in ankle, bad knees, etc) but also saves time as it's a long haul to get up to the main area and then from the exit of the cave back around. It was nice to have the golf cart and added an extra layer of fun. I noticed a lot of families with little kids used the carts too and I'm betting it helped the kids not be so grouchy about the long distance. Get there EARLY ... we were there at 9:30 and they only had a handful of golf carts left. Animal encounter shows start at 10am & the cave tours start at 10:30. There's also a sheep herding demo that cycles a few times day starting at 11:15. We were there from on a Saturday from 9:30am - 1pm and did the animal show first, then feeding the kangaroos, then sheep herding, then cave tour then lorikeet feeding ... with the other petting zoo / bird garden / other animals sprinkled in. You want to feed the kangaroos early in the day because after they are eat too much they just lie down in the sun and don't want to be bothered. Same for the lorikeets - they actually have a "birds full, closed" sign they use when the birds stop feeding so you don't pay for food that they won't eat. The lorikeets are a bit feisty (will bite your finger when you won't let them fly off with the whole cup & will fight off other birds while perched on you) but a fun experience. Both my son and I were pooped on tho, so change of clothes was in order as we had a long car trip after this stop and no one wants to travel in a poop shirt. The cave tour is good but extremely treacherous ... if you don't balance easily on dry flat ground very well this likely isn't the tour for you. They should also have a size limit as I'm larger and barely squeaked through the "tight squeeze" section - they should measure that section and give guidance before the tour starts (vs just saying "there's a tight squeeze") as there were several on premise that day that would never have fit through that spot which would be frustrating and embarrassing. Better to know before hand - the tight squeeze area is xxx inches or even have a frame that's the same size to give a visual of the max size for that spot (think of how amusement parks put a sample seat at the front of the ride). Again, I fit in, but what if I hadn't - that would leave me & my son to take the walk of shame back through the entrance as my spouse has pins in their ankle and we opted to not have them cave tour ... I wonder if this has ever happened to anyone as even a guy with a large "beer belly" would struggle in that spot. We watched a lady fall off the slippery incline stairs and fall into a trench of sorts, gashing her head open on the rocks. Several guys went up to help fish her out and help her get the rest of the way to the next landing spot - one even gave her his shirt to use as a bandage - and the medic was eventually brought in to help her. She was in her 60s and seemed in good health but just lost her footing. It made the rest of us more paranoid tho - there are lots of spots that either need a hand rail or grip or they need to give you gloves so you can brace against the walls - they say not to touch the cave as it harms it but too many spots were wet & slippery & uneven. Several spots on the slippery/tricky stairs had giant ravines on either/both sides so if someone slips off there, it's a long fall ... I was shocked to not see rails of some sort there. There's signage all over the zoo about how they're not liable for accidents, but still I think more care should be put in to the cave tour to make the pathway safe for everyone. I watched many people touching the cave to brace themselves - even in areas with the hand rail - so the "no touch" guidance isn't really saving the cave. I think there were 2-3 sections of hand rails but there really needed to be a few more. (This is NOT my first cave exploration so I've seen how it's done in other places - you can still maintain beauty whilst making it safe for everyone) Again it's a lovely cave to see, but if you have balance issues or need rails to go up wet stone staircases that curve & twist while ducking down at the same time in some places, well then, this isn't the one for you. I hope this info helps someone avoid injury.
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2 days ago
It was a great little zoo. We had to make ourselves leave the kangaroos. We even got to explore a cave. We walked the 0.8 miles but you could rent golf carts. The hills may be too much for some people but we loved walking. We will be back for another visit soon.
2 ratings1 reviews
2 days ago
Loved it. My family had a great time. We will be coming back.
8 ratings1 reviews
3 days ago
We had so much fun!! The kangaroos were a big hit with the whole family!!
1 ratings1 reviews
3 days ago
This was such a great day at ky down under. Loved getting to see and play with all the animal. Will definitely be back.
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  • Free admission for children aged 3 and under

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About Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

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 1921, the cave tours have been a popular tourist destination. 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.