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Louisville Mega Cavern

1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40213 USA

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“17 miles of man made caverns under Louisville!”

 You can go zip through caves at the world's only underground zip lining facility at Louisville Mega Cavern.

The cavern was mined in the 1930's and runs directly under a major highway and the Louisville Zoo. Never thought you could zipline beneath lanes of traffic and a bunch of exotic animals, did you?

Getting this cavern approved not only to house a ziplining facility but just to receive an underground permit took 12 years. That's a long time. Technically the Louisville Mega Cavern is a building, making it the largest in all of Kentucky. The owners have taken all measures to ensure the caves are as safe as possible. It functions as a green building, using recycled heat from the lights, machines and even humans inside. True to cave standards, it's pretty cold inside (58 degrees). 

But what exactly can you DO there? There are six Zip Lanes, a dual racing zip and two Challenge Bridges. Plan on spending about 2 1/2 hours doing this! The guides are also very knowledgable about the history and geology facts surrounding the Louisville Mega Cavern. If you want to experience the caverns but don't necessarily want to fly through the air in the dark, you can take the Mega Tram on a one hour tour of the 17 man made miles of passages under Louisville. -Roadtrippers


Here's where you can go zip through caves at the world's only underground zip lining facility at Louisville Mega Cavern. We captured some of the thrills in this video to give you a better picture of just how awesome this is.  

The cavern was mined in the 1930's and runs directly under a major highway and the Louisville Zoo. Never thought you could zipline beneath lanes of traffic and a bunch of exotic animals, did you?

Getting this cavern approved not only to house a ziplining facility but just to receive an underground permit took 12 years. That's a long time. Technically the Louisville Mega Cavern is a building, making it the largest in all of Kentucky. The owners have taken all measures to ensure the caves are as safe as possible. It functions as a green building, using recycled heat from the lights, machines and even humans inside. True to cave standards, it's pretty cold inside (58 degrees). 

But what exactly can you DO there? There are six Zip Lanes, a dual racing zip and two Challenge Bridges. Plan on spending about 2 1/2 hours doing this! The guides are also very knowledgable about the history and geology facts surrounding the Louisville Mega Cavern. If you want to experience the caverns but don't necessarily want to fly through the air in the dark, you can take the Mega Tram on a one hour tour of the 17 man made miles of passages under Louisville. -Roadtrippers

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 238 Reviews
  • 396 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

The caves were soo soo much fun! We had two awesome guides who made the whole experience even better. If your scared of heights this one might not be for you as the entire thing is way up and the zip lines are really long which is absolutely amazing! It is by far the best zip line tour I have been on in my life! Highly recommend it!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ErenFregoso

  • 5 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 7, 2015
Rated 4.0

Overall a very fun and unique experience. There was no cameras or phones allowed in the zip lining so we figured they would be taking pictures. When we finished we found out no pictures were taken because the cameras they had weren't working, so we had no pictures of our experience :-( we rushed to get our phone and take at least one before we left. Aside from that inconvenience everything was great and our guides (Matt and Justin) were really good and funny. This place is a definite must if your in the area.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Coreyz3

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
February 9, 2017
Rated 5.0

All we did was the ropes course, but it kept my boys (12 & 14) occupied for hours while I sat and relaxed. They loved it and had a great time. They had snacks for sale, but I wish I would have thought to bring in lunch and drinks. I also wish we would have had time to do more of the activities, everything looked super cool.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
scupp63

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 10, 2016
Rated 2.0

We did not do the zip line, only the cavern tour and it was pretty boring. The cavern is man made and does not have rock formations. Currently, the cavern is used for storage for large companies and boats/RVs so there is really not a lot to see. Our kids (11,8, and 5) did not enjoy it at all

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Katy

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 22, 2016
Rated 3.0

My 7 year old son did the mega quest and had a great time. We wanted to do the zip lines, but it was booked 5 hours out. Make sure you grab those tickets in advance.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mangasc1945

  • 10 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

My family (including a 10 year old and 7 year old) did the Mega Quest. It was such a fun time. It includes 3 short smaller sized zip lines. It gets warm. Plus it's quite a workout!! You could wear shorts and a tank top. We had jeans and a t shirt on and we were very sweaty. The Mega Zips was completely booked. I would recommend getting reservations. We bought our mega quest tickets the night before since they were almost sold out. I should mention we did go during spring break. We definitely recommend all attractions here.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
puravidadawn

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0

One of the most interesting zip lines I have tried! It was made even special for my group because the power was out for half the time and we zip lined into complete blackness with only a headlamp as a guide. The guides were great and when the power came back up the lights and the music were cool. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes zip lines. Definitely one for the bucket list!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
magonzales11

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 23, 2013

Really cool!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Campbell

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 2, 2016
Rated 2.0

This place is so commercialized, it is nothing but a tourist trap in a man made cave.

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Reviewed by
kirstiecua

  • 10 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
January 5, 2016
Rated 3.0

There was a Christmas decoration drive through the cave, it was definitely something.

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Louisville Mega Cavern

1841 Taylor Ave
Louisville, Kentucky
40213 USA

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  • Fri, Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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