Located in central Kentucky among the rolling hills and woods, Diamond Caverns has been offering tours for 160 years to visitors from all over the world.
Discovered on July 14, 1859 we started giving tours a month later in August. As Kentucky’s second oldest show cave, and in the top 5 oldest, continuously operated show caves in the United States, we know a thing or two about southern charm and hospitality.
Our beauty is second to none. We take pride in being a small but incredibly decorated cave. In Diamond Caverns, formations adorn the ceilings and walls, and the colors are rich and varied. Our unique history is intertwined with the central Kentucky region; from influential owners, ties to local, now long-gone taverns and stagecoach lines, through the raging Kentucky cave wars of the 1930s and ‘40s, and into partnerships with other local caves and good relations with our local National Park.
In 2019 we turn 160 years old. That means we’ve been around since the American flag had 33 stars on it. We predate the Pony Express, Mark Twain’s writing career, the transcontinental railroad, and the Kentucky Derby — just to name a few. So come and see what sets us apart from the rest. Open year-round, Diamond Caverns is a little bit history, a little bit geology, and a whole lot of fun!