Kentucky Down Under/Mammoth Onyx Cave, off I-65 exit 58, .2 mi. s.e. on SR 218, then n. on SR 335 to 3700 L & N Turnpike Rd., is an interactive nature park that is home to both Australian wildlife and a cave filled with unusual onyx formations.
At Kentucky Down Under visitors can roam with kangaroos and other Australian animals in the Outback, hand-feed vibrant-colored birds in two walk-in aviaries, watch border collies herd sheep, participate in aboriginal culture and take part in chores at the woolshed. A nature trail, an exotic bird garden and other exhibits also are featured.
A 45-minute guided tour through Mammoth Onyx Cave allows visitors to see colorful cave formations in a constant 60°F environment.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
Admission $25.95; $19.95 (ages 60+, students and military with ID); $15.95 (ages 4-13).
Save 10% off each adult and child admission. Go to kdu.com for more information.
Hours: Kentucky Down Under and Mammoth Onyx Cave open daily 9-6, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 9-5, mid-Mar. through day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-Nov. 2; daily 9-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.