Hidden River Cave & The American Cave Museum
Our Crowning Achievement
The restoration of Hidden River Cave and the creation of the American Cave Museum are two of our most visible and important achievements. Both have only been possible through the tireless work of our Staff, Board of Directors and the support of our members, generous foundations and donors.
Hidden River Cave
Hidden River Cave was a viable tourist attraction from 1912 through 1943. The cave stream also provided drinking water and hydroelectricity to the City of Horse Cave that lies directly above it.
Because the community did not understand the nature of karst (cave) areas, the cave which was once an asset, became a liability when the stream flowing underground was polluted by domestic and industrial sewage.
For 50 years the cave lay all but forgotten except during the hot summer months when noxious fumes spewed from it’s enormous entrance.
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The American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA) is a National 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization.
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