Lost River Cave and Valley

Also known as: Cave Mill, Cavern Night Club
2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY

Ancient Cave Valley with bluehole river with various uses since prehistoric times.

Photos 

Historic Cavern Night Club Entrance

Photo taken by Mike Page in July 2010

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Description 

Lost River cave has served as a cave dwelling for Paleo-Indian groups, a hideout for outlaws, a military training camp, several mills and a nightclub. The valley was once a cave, exposed to the surface when it's roof collapsed millions of years ago.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1975
Reference number
75000839
NR name
Lost River Archeological Cave
Areas of significance
Industry; Archeology - Prehistoric
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
District
Historic function
Camp
Current function
Specialty store
Periods of significance
1499-1000 AD; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 3

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2010: New photo from Mike Page
  • July 22, 2010: New photos from Mike Page
  • July 21, 2010: Updated by Mike Page: Add NRHP record number

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