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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this cave was discovered by American Indians 10,000 years ago along with the valley that formed when a large cave system collapsed. Lost River Cave was the site of a water-powered mill in the 19th century and a popular night club in the mid-20th century.

Lost River is deemed to be the world's shortest and deepest river, measuring at least 437 feet deep and running for only 350 feet before disappearing into one of the country's largest cave entrances. Walking and float tours are available. Nature trails feature over 50 species of trees and flowers, some of which were thought to be extinct, and a butterfly house is included on the 23-acre property. Picnicking is permitted.

Open during scheduled tour hours and for public events. Private tours may be arranged through the Friends of the Lost River.

Location: PO Box 706, Bowling Green Kentucky 42102 Telephone 502-793-1023

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