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Under Kentucky

Subterranean Adventures By Hope S. Philbrick “Caves are like snowflakes,” says Dave Foster, geologist and executive director of Hidden River Cave and the American Cave Museum. “No two are alike. You need to see them all. [...]

Brookport Bridge

“Functionally Obsolete” By Hope S. Philbrick After touring the caves “Under Kentucky,” I stopped in Paducah, Kentucky, to check out The National Quilt Museum. Getting to historic Paducah from I-65 was a relatively straight six-mile shot [...]

Hidden River Cave

Under the historic town of Horse Cave, Kentucky By Hope S. Philbrick Featured on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” series, this eight-mile underground maze was carved by a subterranean river. In 1867, famed naturalist John Muir called [...]

Cub Run Cave

Spectacular subterranean treasure in Kentucky Cave Country. By Hope S. Philbrick The idea for this travel series theme “Under Kentucky” appealed to me before I stopped to analyze the fact that researching it would require me [...]

Mammoth Onyx Cave

A cave that seems ready for Hollywood—whether the script is about running moonshine, hiding from authorities, alien planets or Kentucky’s underbelly. By Hope S. Philbrick Stalagmites and stalactites, cave popcorn and cave cauliflower are among the [...]

Mammoth Cave National Park

Kentucky is home to the world’s longest cave—by more than 100 miles and counting! By Hope S. Philbrick The longest known cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave is currently measured at 400 miles—and some areas [...]

Lost River Cave

Take a boat tour under Bowling Green, Kentucky By Hope S. Philbrick One of the largest cave entrances east of the Mississippi River leads to a watery passageway 60 feet below Highway 31W.  At Lost River [...]

Outlaw Cave

An ideal introduction to caving at Kentucky Action Park By Hope S. Philbrick Outlaw Cave is cavernous and picturesque, with many colorful formations including large floor-to-ceiling columns. Water drips consistently in this active, misty cave. First [...]

Mega Cavern

The world’s only underground zip-line is in Louisville, Kentucky—and it’s awesome! By Hope S. Philbrick Mega Cavern is a man-made subterranean space that’s the 100-acre remains of a limestone pit mined from the ‘30s to the [...]

Above Ground in Kentucky Cave Country

Where to eat, play and sleep when you’re not busy caving “Under Kentucky” By Hope S. Philbrick Exploring the subterranean world “Under Kentucky” is fantastic. But not all the fun is below the surface. Here’s our advice [...]