Things To Do In Horse Cave
Annual Horse Cave Heritage Festival
The Horse Cave Heritage Festival consists of craft artisans, games, antique tractors, cars, and trucks and an array of business and food booths. It is held the 3rd weekend of September. Each year thousand of local and visiting residents come to celebrate the heritage of this small community, often gathering as families and friends to remember a more simple time.
We also have a Pedal Pull, Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Quilt Show, 3K Run, and Inflatables for the kids. New events are added each year. For more information, click on the link below or call 270-786-2680
Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum
The Hidden River Cave & American Cave Museum is located at 119 E. Main St. in historic downtown, Horse Cave, Kentucky. Our historic cave tour will take you through one of Kentucky's largest & most scenic historic cave entrances where two subterranean rivers flow over one-hundred feet below ground. Walk across the world's longest underground swinging bridge and experience sites not seen since 1943.
Come explore the beauty of Hidden River Cave by taking a cave tour or an off-trail wild cave adventure, zipline across or rappel down the region's largest cave entrance. Cave it, Crawl it, Zip it, Rappel it! Don't forget to check out the museum and gift shop before you leave.
For more information, click on link below or call 270-786-1466.
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo is a fun, interactive animal park with a beautiful, historic cave on site. Visitors can roam with kangaroos, become a tree perch for Rainbow Lorikeets as you feed them nectar, watch border collies work their magic with sheep, take a 30-minute guided cave tour, and visit an interactive animal and bird show. All for one price! Open year-round and located at 3700 L&N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave, KY 42749...just off of I-65.
Come let your adventure begin today! For more information, click on link below or call 270-786-1010.
Horse Cave Stories Cell Phone Tour
Check out Horse Cave's award-winning cell phone walking tour that showcases the history and culture of the tiny town built on top of a cave. The tour is linked to horsecavestories.com that is full of stories about tobacco farming, cave wars, Harlem Globetrotters, the Kentucky Repertory Theater, the town's narrow streets, feuds and much more.
The 20-stop tour begins right downtown Horse Cave and takes about 30 minutes. You can even scan bar codes with your smart phone and go directly to the website while you're touring. Or just check out the website from home, and make plans for a later visit.
Horse Cave to the Nines
Come out and shop local!
Horse Cave to the Nines is a monthly event where Horse Cave businesses are open until 9 the first Friday of the month, April-December. Community activities and events will change monthly. Check our facebook page to keep up on what is happening each month.
Places to go Shopping
The Hanger Boutique
beautifully refurbished property located at 107 Water Street, next door to A Walk Through Time in Horse Cave’s Downtown Shopping District.
This Boutique has women’s apparel that offers affordable prices that gives women confidence through trending styles and designer brands. Their merchandise is new, overstock, and heavily discounted.
Open: 10am to 5pm Tues - Sat.
For more information, click on the Facebook link below.
A Walk Through Time Antiques
all of your antique, primitive, and collectible needs covered. They are located in beautiful downtown Horse Cave in Hart County. They are considered the smallest "big store" around with just about 2,000 square feet of hard to find items that you don't come across every day! 270-361-1233
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed Sunday
Caveland Antiques is located among the shops in downtown Horse Cave’s Historic District. Caveland Antique Mall is full of treasures from around the region. Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed on Sunday.
For more information call 270-786-3200.
Places to Eat
The Feeder Restaurant
This locally-owned casual restaurant features delicious homemade pizza, burgers and more. Daily lunch buffet, expanded on Sunday. Beer available. Family friendly. Group friendly.
103 South Dixie Street (US 31W) Horse Cave KY 42749
Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday – Thursday 10:30 am to 8:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 10:30 am to 9:30 pm, Closed Sundays.
Five Broke Girls
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily specials, and kid friendly. Come out to 5 Broke Girls and try some good local home cookin’. See you there!
904 East Main Street Horse Cave, Kentucky 42749
American Restaurant offering homestyle cooking with a Texas twist. Voted "Best Burger in Kentucky" in 2022 by Kentucky Living Magazine.
108 East Main Street
Horse Cave, KY 42765
Refresh yourself with the delicious daily options at Healthy-ish Bistro in downtown Horse Cave. Salads, soups, flatbreads, smoothies, frappes, coffee.
Regular hours: Open 11:30 am to 6-ish Wednesday – Saturday and 11:30 am to 3-ish on Sunday.
Farmwald Dutch Bakery & Deli
Add a stop at Hart County’s newest Amish business that is in front of Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo at I-65, Horse Cave Exit 58.
You’ll love their donuts, breads, pies, soups, sandwiches (hot and cold), and their huge selection of gift items. Don’t miss their hearty breakfasts, their Fish Dinner on Wednesdays, and their Amish Wedding Chicken Dinner on Fridays. Seating inside, outside and carryout.
Open Monday – Saturday 5 am to 6 pm.
Horse Cave McDonald's fast food is located at Love’s Travel Center, 4000 L&N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave KY 42749
Family friendly. Group friendly.
4000 L&N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave KY 42749
American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches and salads.
Family friendly. Group friendly.