Lost River Caverns
Gilman's Lost River Caverns and store at the Cave have been in business continuously since 1930. Offering a full line of products for all aspects of jewelry making including findings, gem stones, metals and tools, lapidary and lapidary equipment, metal detectors and much more.
Our tour guide was super enthusiastic and did a terrific job. It was an educational tour with lots of interesting information. The caverns are beautiful. Definitely worth visiting.
Nice place to visit. It'll take around 1.5hs to visit, unless you want to spend more time in a very well supplied gift shop. It's not a difficult circuit inside the cave, but with some little steep, and/or wet places, You have handrails all around, so even a person with with a little difficulty to walk will be able to do it, if you can go up and down stairs and ramps. Nice stalactites/stalacgnites. Great to go in any weather, but you may want a light coat, it's around 52°F inside the cave.
Great stop if your in the area. 30 Minute tour- kids loved it. Great gift shop!
On par in pricing with other small caves yet with notably fewer features. While the splice of a underground river with no known origin or destination may excite the imagination, it does little to entertain the eye. Which is probably why one of the most interesting aspects of Lost River Cavern is a natural shelf featuring large stones collected from other caves that contain minerals with fluorescent properties. The other notable feature being a reasonably good looking wall of flow stone, where a number of couples have chosen to get married beside. Our tour guide however was excellent despite the material she had to work with. Additionally, there is a well priced souvenir shop, should members of your party often insist upon on getting something to commemorate your travels. Otherwise this cave may be worth skipping.
The tour is not ideal for kids esp ones who want to touch and run around. Just a big FYI we made that mistake with our son and I seen a few other parents having the same issue. The gift shop however is so cool. And it's a nice spot for a picnic across the St. Worth a trip but don't expect to spend hours and hours here with little kids!