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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 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 3 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 3 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 28 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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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The visitor center on Pinnacle Road is a good place to start to get advice on what to do and see as well as picking up a simple map. They also have 2 short films that explain the historical significance of the Gap and the major historical figures - the Buffalo, Indians, Dr. Walker, Danial Boone, 300,000 pioneers, the Confederates... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ended our vacation in Kentucky with a stop at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and we are most certainly glad we did. Just wish we would have had more time to enjoy all that the park had to offer. Because we were short on time we had to limited our visit to stopping off at the visitor center for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Having hiked an the epic Black Mountain Crest Trail off the Blueridge Parkway theday prior, we wanted to check out the Cumberland Gap National Park on our route back from Asheville, NC to Central KY. And thus park FAR exceeded expectations. The visitor center us well presented and staffed. The 3rd generation park ranger who helped orient us to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Driving to Lexington we decided to take a detour here and take a look around. Beautiful fall day .... Nice visitor center.... Various trail options and few people made for a pleasant visit. We only had time for pinnacle overlook but well worth drive up there and the awesome view. Lots of history in this park and need to do... More 

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