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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

91 Bartlett Park Rd, Middlesboro, KY 40965-5011
+1 606-248-2817
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Breath taking view!

We left Gatlinburg and decided to visit the historic Cumberland Gap on a Friday morning. The drive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aaron R
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Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
great history lesson

This park is full of history as well as great hiking. Beware the hiking is mostly very tough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travism776
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Woodbury, United States
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Contains the original trail marked out by Daniel Boone in 1775.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (81 reviews)
“tri state” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
91 Bartlett Park Rd, Middlesboro, KY 40965-5011
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+1 606-248-2817
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"cave tour"
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"pinnacle overlook"
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"wilderness road"
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"hiking trails"
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"paved path"
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"national treasure"
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"hensley settlement"
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"fall foliage"
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"mile hike"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We left Gatlinburg and decided to visit the historic Cumberland Gap on a Friday morning. The drive was WELL worth it. You MUST go up to the Pinnacle Lookout and witness one of the most breathtaking sights you'll ever see. We were fortunate to go...More

Thank Aaron R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is full of history as well as great hiking. Beware the hiking is mostly very tough. Make sure that the Hensley Settlement is open if you intend to go you must make reservations

Thank travism776
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Easter Sunday with our kids. Junior Ranger program was great-they have special badges for this year so our kids scored 2 badges for completing the program! The rangers and volunteers here really made the trip for us. They were helpful and kind,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to stop at the museum and take your time. Also don't miss the guided tour bus ride and tour up to the Hensely settlement. SO worth it. We were also thrilled with the Cumberland Falls. Absolutely beautiful!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular place to visit...amazing views...if you are in the area..find time to visit..it will be worth it

Thank Mavis D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take some time to learn about the history of the area while visiting the park. The trails were nice and not busy so we enjoyed a beautiful crisp spring hike to where KY, TN, and VA touch (elementary age kids thought this was great). But...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Less than 2 hours from our cabin in Sevierville, my family and I decided to visit the park after not being able to go through Newfound Gap road in the Smokies because it was closed due to the weather. We're so glad we stopped at...More

2  Thank Anaba_Spirit
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a place that I really want to go back to one day to explore more of the hiking trails. We only spent a few hours here and walked the trail that takes you across the Kentucky/Virginia state line. The view from the lookout...More

2  Thank Brooklet425
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Go to the Visitor's Center and watch the film about Daniel Boone and the opening of Cumberland Gap to settlers. Wander through the interactive exhibits and let the kids dress up like Colonial era children. Then head up to the Pinnacle overlook where you can...More

2  Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The Cumberland Gap was the gateway to the west that allowed America to expand beyond the east coast. The legacy of Daniel Boone is very rich in the area. There's plenty to see and do, lots of excellent hiking trails, and breath taking natural beauty...More

2  Thank Brad W
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kickstart58
27 March 2018|
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Response from beth070303 | Reviewed this property |
Your first stop should be the visitors center. The park consists of approximately 24,000 acres, 85 miles of trails, camping, and lots to do and see! The rangers there can give you tips on finding the different trailheads... More
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ambhartley
19 August 2017|
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Response from rentalwill | Reviewed this property |
No there is not any horseback riding unfortunately
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ambhartley
19 August 2017|
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Response from AppalachianWanderers | Reviewed this property |
Not by the park no.
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