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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

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3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, I-65 at Exit 58, Horse Cave, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
+1 270-786-1010
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Come here if your in the area with school age children.

This is a family friendly place to spend 4-5 hours. The highlight of my visit was the little extras... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Brian H
Russellville, Ohio

Without the Groupon, this would have been an even bigger waste of money. It is a glorified petting... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Michael C
via mobile
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Fun and interactive animal park. Many Australian animals including kangaroos, as well as other North American Animals. Cave on site, included with admission price. Fun for the whole family.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cave tour” (218 reviews)
“animal show” (25 reviews)
“exotic birds” (13 reviews)
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3700 L and N Turnpike Rd, I-65 at Exit 58, Horse Cave, Horse Cave, KY 42749-7100
+1 270-786-1010
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a family friendly place to spend 4-5 hours. The highlight of my visit was the little extras that they do, caving, watch sheep herding, pet kangaroos, feed the birds and a little bird show and tell. The staff was super friendly and helpful...More

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Without the Groupon, this would have been an even bigger waste of money. It is a glorified petting zoo. Animals look and act depressed. Cave tour guide clearly did not know much about caves and repeatedly made jokes about Appalachian culture. The place looks very...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My family has made it to the point where more than eight or nine hours in the car while driving to or from a vacation is long enough. So we have started stopping for the night at various places along the way. On the way...More

Thank edpaffjr
Reviewed 12 September 2016

it was very neat to be able to pet the kangaroos and even the baby inside the mother's pouch. The cave was interesting. The other animals were good. The biggest drawback is the walking up hills which could be a challenge for older people or...More

Thank stonepdt
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Laid back just like Australia. Feed the kangaroos and enjoy a hot afternoon in the cool cave. Some of the animal enclosures need an update but people are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Blove511
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I believe this place is a gem in Kentucky, the wife has been wanting to go here for years, well we finally made it! It did not disappoint, everyone that worked there seemed very knowledgeable to any questions we had! We plan on making a...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A very unique setting were you can too see and feed kangaroos. The def highlight of the attraction. Otherwise you are able to go on a small cave tour and see a small collection of other animals mostly birds. Its a nice time however its...More

Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The good stuff: feeding kangaroos, feeding birds and the cave tour especially, were great and worth returning for. Staff are very knowledgeable and engaging. Golf carts for rent. The not so good: some of the enclosures maybe need a little investment and look a little...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My son was excited to see some kangaroos and enjoy some time above ground for awhile during our caving trip to Southern Kentucky. Upon entering, the parking lot is a gravel lot behind a truck stop. Not hard to find. We entered to main building/gift...More

1  Thank Anniebananie200
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We visited Kentucky Down Under after taking the historic tour at Mammoth cave, in hindsight I could have skipped Mammoth Cave and spent all day at Kentucky Down Under. We decided the $30.00 price to rent a golf cart was well worth it after a...More

Thank Yavonne L
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27 July 2017|
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Response from workharddieproud | Reviewed this property |
I've been twice and spent about 2 hours both times. It really depends on you. You can spend all day there, doesn't cost extra, once you pay you can also leave and come back. We left and ate and came back for the cave tour.
6 September 2016|
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Response from Trish W | Reviewed this property |
It's just about 15 minutes away to Mammoth Caves.
6 September 2016|
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Response from BuddyKY | Reviewed this property |
$28.50 adults $15.50 kids Groupon provides a good discount. Full price is definitely way overpriced.