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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

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Address: US 25E South, Middlesboro, KY 40965-1848
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Contains the original trail marked out by Daniel Boone in 1775.

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Probably the most scenic vista within 100 miles

We were driving home from Louisville, KY to Kingsport, TN and saw that we were going to drive right through Cumberland Gap. My wife had stopped at the park some 15 years earlier... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving home from Louisville, KY to Kingsport, TN and saw that we were going to drive right through Cumberland Gap. My wife had stopped at the park some 15 years earlier (in a former lifetime) and mentioned that it was quite a view. We took an hour to drive up to the overlook parking lot and see what... More 

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Mason, Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I went based on a referral from our B & B owner. Pinnacle Point is the best! We only were in Middlesboro for one day and night. There was a storm coming, so we didn't get to spend much time on the mountain. The road is really curvy, and fun to drive on! There are viewing stops... More 

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not offering 800 miles or more of trails in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains NP, Cumberland Gap offers 85 miles of trails that are often free of any crowds. Several loop options are available, as are shorter hikes near the Visitor Center, Pinnacles, Thomas Walker Parking area and Wilderness campground. The jewel of the park, in my opinion, is... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to the viewpoint on top is fun for those who aren't prone to carsickness, and the view is spectacular. The history and scenery are signicant. Being there in January, no one else was around so we had the place to ourselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to stop at this National Park on a whim. We are huge National Park fans, but we were traveling home from a TN Christmas Vacation, and decided to detour! The Park Ranger at the desk in the visitor center was Amazing! So helpful and so sweet to my 11 year old son that had lots... More 

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Gladewater, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a wonderful place to see an important part of American history. Daniel Boone and others led thousands of folks along the Wilderness Road into Kentucky and Tennessee in the 1700's. You can walk along that same road here. The park is uncrowded with a lot of hiking options. I'm not a hiker but I was able to easliy... More 

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Payneville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very beautiful area and I highly recommend visiting. Pinnacle Point is quite unique since you see three states at once and you can actually be in 2 places at once. We are not hikers but we have highly recommended Cumberland Gap to our sons who are very into hiking. But even though we didn't hike our trip... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The entire area was clean and very convenient for our large family to enjoy food, music, and fellowship. The views are exquisite.

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Broad Brook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We found this park while looking for alternatives near the Smokies. It was a pleasant drive to get there, the tunnel was interesting and the park had great views and some nice walks. The history is great. We walked on the same path as Daniel Boone! It is not a huge park, but if you like hiking it will keep... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

we did so many things. We visited the Hensley Settlement. Hiked. Went to the overlook to see three states at the same time.

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