Monday, December 14, 2009

New Blog

Lost River Cave's blog has moved!

Please visit WWW.LOSTRIVERCAVE.WORDPRESS.COM to stay up to date on all Lost River Cave information.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Civil War Living History Days: Schedule of Events

The Civil War Comes to Lost River Cave

The 1860's are making a comeback!

This weekend will be one of great assignment at Lost River Cave & Valley. Re-enactors will be traveling from all over to participate in the 5th annual Civil War Living History Days FREE weekend-long event. civilwarsoldier

This 2 day adventure gives families the opportunity to travel back in time and take part in history as they learn about the history of the Civil War and about the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

This event is available for the entire family and there is something that everyone will enjoy.

Watch periodic battles and skirmishes, listen to Abraham Lincoln give a speech at the wetlands or hear the Lost River Dulcimer Players while you work with a blacksmith or a weaver. These are just a few of the plethora of activities that will be offered at the FREE event.

For more information please visit the events section of our website.

We'd love to see you there!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Geocaching at Lost River

What a successful Geocaching 101 event we had this past Sunday. Local expert, Danny Bays, educated the public about the sport that is now available at Lost River Cave, geocaching!

Many showed up for the event and everyone enjoyed learning how to properly hunt for geocaches and even try to find a puzzle cache!

Geocaching is one of the many free activities that you can partake in at Lost River. For more information about geocaching, visit the Lost River Website at!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Get Down in the Valley; Saturday Night

We're gearing up for a big crowd this year at our only annual fundraiser, Get Down in the Valley! However, if you haven't bought your tickets yet, Don't Worry! We still have pretty of room or anyone who wants to attend! But, get your tickets quickly! Today is your last day to receive discounted tickets! Call and mention the blog to get $3 OFF of your ticket to Get Down in the Valley!

We hope to see you there!

A New Use for the Sluice!

Jory McCawley and Gabe McGrew visited Lost River Cave yesterday with the "Moms Club of Bowling Green." While they were here, they took a hike! However, the hike wasn't through the woods, it was through the sluice trough! We are always looking for new ways for the youngsters to have fun at the park! Go to to receive a discount coupon for a bag of Gem Mining Sluice at Lost River!

Check out these great pictures!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big Red Blitz at Lost River Cave

All of these awesome workers came to Lost River Cave and Valley today as part of WKU's MASTERPLAN Program! Students and "Western Leaders" were encouraged to volunteer around the city today, and we were lucky enough to have these great helpers come to the valley! They spent their morning pulling invasive plants from the Wetland, stickered hundreds of sluice bags, and picked up trash along the perimeter of the park!

Thanks to Blair Silliman, MASTERPLAN coordinator and Coordinator of First Year Student Programs, for all of her great work planning this event!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New WKU Flag

We received something really great today...a new WKU flag to hang up on our flagpole.

Here are a couple of picture of one of our staff members hanging the flag! A new American flag is to come very soon!

Thanks to WKU and Rachel Goodman, Assistant Director of WKU Campus and Community Events.

2009 Motorfest!

The Lions Club held their annual Motorfest event at Lost River Cave and Valley last Saturday, August 15th. Hundreds of people attended this event and it was a lot of fun!

We look forward to many more Motorfests at Lost River Cave!

Thanks to the Lions Club for all that they do to help the community! Here are some pictures of their great event!

Friday, August 14, 2009

City of Bowling Green Firemen, Practice Vertical Response Rescue Drills on Treetop Bridge!

Today we had some excitement at Lost River Cave & Valley!

Because of our unique layout and bridge feature, Chief Johnson, of the BGKY Fire Department, decided to bring some of his men to our bridge to practice a very important rescue technique!

Here are some pictures of the crew perfecting their very, very important skills!

"Civil War Living History Days" Coordinator Receives Grant

Becky Rigsby, Community Coordinator for the Bowling Green Wal-Mart on Morgantown Road, presents Becky Madison with a $1,000 check to offset costs of the Civil War event that will be held at Lost River Cave & Valley on October 16-18 of this year!

A HUGE thank you to the Wal-Mart corporation and all that they do for Bowling Green and local communities!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Get Down in the Valley, Tickets on Sale NOW!

Relive the ambiance of the Underground "Nite" Club

Tickets are now on sale for Lost River Cave's own, Get Down in the Valley!

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the door. This year's tickets are going quickly, so call today!

Call now, 270-393-0077, to purchase your tickets

Monday, July 27, 2009

Get Down in the Valley

Join us Saturday, August 29th for Lost River Cave and Valley's Annual Fundraiser "Get Down in the Valley." The event will feature local blues musicians Ernie Small Blues Band. Food will be catered and spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets visit Lost River Cave or call:


Monday, July 20, 2009

Wetlands Cleanup

On July 18, 2009 we were lucky enough to have 5 Volunteer Boy Scouts pull invasive weeds from the new Wetlands. All in all they volunteered 12.5 hours! Chris Mayhew and his son Cody as well as Robert Upchurch with his grandsons Dustin and Justin Glass all donated their Saturday to the betterment and beautification of the wetlands.

Here are some photos of the group working!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Butterfly Release

Thank you to all who fought the rain and came out to our Annual Butterfly Release. We hope that you all had a great time and we would love to see you all come back to visit our park! To anyone who missed the butterfly release you are still able to visit the Butterfly Habitat to check out the 200 butterflies that were released, among the species released were beautiful Monarchs (as pictured in the previous blog)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

FREE Summer Butterfly Celebration



SUNDAY JULY 5th - 1 to 4 pm


New Wetlands Deck

Thank you to Captain Norman Simpson, Assistant Chief Dan Brown and Firefighter Larry Wehr who volunteered at Lost River Cave to help build our new Wetlands deck. It looks great! We couldn't have done it without you!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guest Blog - letterboxing

Letterboxing is a great educational activity that gets people outdoors and having fun! Letterboxing asks you to follow a set of clues to a box with a stamp that you put in a log book. This is a great way to find true treasures and learn some too! For more information visit and/or

The wonderful trails at Lost River Cave are home to several of these letterboxes. Click on the link below and go to the "cave critter series" and also "flutter trails" and "civil war trails" to find the clues to begin your hunt. (;gLocation=Bowling+Green,+KY,+US;gRad=50)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Exciting upcoming posts

Soon we will begin contests on the "Lost River Rocks" blogspot!

There will be themes such as;
  • Your favorite "Nite Club" concoction! Send us a food or drink recipe!
  • Who has the most beautiful backyard butterflies? Send us your pictures of butterflies!
Keep checking back for updates on all things Lost River!

Lost River Cave & Valley Really Rocks!

Welcome to the first ever blog post for Lost River Cave & Valley!

If you haven't visited us before, be sure to come sometime soon.

We have many exciting activities for the entire family to have a family fun outing. Whether you're traveling from far away or having a "staycation," there are many ways to spend a fun filled day!

If you're trying to beat the heat, take an underground boat tour. As the only one of its kind in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky, you will enter into a different world as you travel, by boat, into the cool air and dim light of Lost River Cave. View the flowstone and the natural breakdown rock as you float through the water.

If you want to stretch your legs, journey through the valley on over 2 miles of nature trails. The trails are a part of our 68 acre park in the heart of metropolitan Bowling Green, KY!

For a unique feature, flutter on down to the butterfly habitat and watch the native Kentucky butterflies fly from plant to plant as the land on you and flutter around!

If the kids want to search for treasures, purchase a bag of sluice and sift through it in the backyard. Each bag will have either gems or fossils and the kids get to keep every bit of it.

We hope to see you soon at Lost River Cave and Valley!

Feel free to call with any questions, 270-393-0077, or visit us online at!