Field Trip Guide

Looking for a place to take your school group, boy or girl scout troop, Sunday school class or other youth organization? Below are some ideas along with group rates and booking details.

Chaney’s Dairy Barn
9191 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Advanced reservations required, call 270-843-5567 and ask for Carol or Debra
Price – $6 per person ages 3 and up
1 teacher or chaperone free for every 20 students

Country Girl at Heart Farm – HANDS ON FARM TOUR!
6230 Priceville Road, Munfordville, KY  42765
$5 Adults, $3 Children
CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE on our 9AM-11AM Hands On Farm Tours!  June through Oct, we can accommodate any size group. Fun, Educational, FARM! Over 150 Laying Hens, horses, show goats, a pony and all-natural garden. Call ahead for best day to schedule specific topics or seasonal farm activities.

Dinosaur World
711 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
Student school/day care groups – $5 per person with advanced reservations
Other youth groups – $6 per person with advanced reservations
Minimum 12 for group rate.

Hidden River Cave & the American Cave Museum
P.O. Box 409, 119 East Main Street, Horse Cave, KY  42749.  I-65, Exit 58.
270.786.1466.  Group reservations: Peggy Nims at
Groups of 10 adults (ages 16 & above): $10.00 includes 1-hour walking tour of Hidden River Cave and self-guided tour of the American Cave Museum.
Other Details: 
a) Two and three-hour wild caving adventure tours are available throughout the year: ages 10 & above.  Includes walking over uneven terrain, stooping, bending, muddy passages, some crawling. Call 270.786.1466 for prices and availability.
b)  Five-hour wild caving adventure tour: ages high school & above. Includes all the features of the shorter tours as well as river passages and long crawls.  All off-trail tours focus on cave safety, conservation and teambuilding.  Call 270.786.1466 for prices and availability.
c)  Variety of hands-on learning centers that are appropriate for school groups, scouts and youth groups. Pricing begins at $6.00 per student; includes walking tour of Hidden River Cave, American Cave Museum scavenger hunt, and information about bats and White Nose Syndrome (WNS).  For an additional $1.00 per student per activity add any of the following: fossil making, karst geology, water testing, bat lesson/game, archaeology dig, community planning.  Additional lessons can be added to accommodate specific learning outcomes.
d)  Volunteer service learning projects such as Alternative School Breaks (ASB).  Contact coordinator Peggy Nims at

Historic Railpark and Train Museum
401 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Students – $3.00
1 free teacher or chaperone for every 10 students
Additional adults $5
Tours available Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm. Allow two hours for tour.

Kentucky Down Under
3700 L and Turnpike Road / PO Box 189, Horse Cave, KY 42749
Group Tour Contact: Clint Hadden, 270-786-2634 or 800-762-2869
Adults $14, Preschool-8th Grade $8.00, High School $9.00

Lost River Cave and Valley
2818 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Advanced group reservations call 270-393-0077
Students – $4 each (August-May only)
Teachers – Free
Parents (pre-paid to teacher) $10.50, (on-site) $15.00

National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Advanced group reservations call Chris Sweeney at 270-467-8808 or 800-538-3883 x185
Students – $4 each (age 6-16)
One free teacher per 10 students
Bus drivers are free

Riverview at Hobson Grove
1100 W. Main Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-843-5565, Melanie Smith
$2.50 students through grade 12, $6 adult chaperones
Warren county teachers and bus drivers free
Special events monthly

South Union Shaker Village
P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
1.800.811.8379, Kaelin Vernon
School Tours are $4.00 per student, adult, bus drivers.
Other details: South Union offers 3 school programs each year seasonally.
January-May: Civil War Program
August-September: Civil War Program
December 6-16: Christmas 1911, Christmas in the Shaker Kitchen Program
Also South Union Shaker Village does offer a Bus Fund. We offer up to $150 for school groups on their travel. Simply fill out the form on our website and mail or turn in when you tour!

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center
200 Water Street, Glasgow, KY 42141
Free admission
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and Saturday, 9am-2pm
The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of the people, places and events that make up the geographic area known as the “Barrens” in Kentucky – Metcalfe, Allen, Hart and Monroe Counties, as well as Barren County. The museum is housed in the old Kentucky Pants Factory in downtown Glasgow.

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