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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

US 25E South, Middlesboro, KY 40965-1848
+1 606-248-2817
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How to Enjoy Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap NHP isn't the biggest NP, nor does it have a lot to experience, but it's a nice... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
Great visitor center

We recently visited this park and found the staff at the visitor center very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Carol M
Newberg, Oregon
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Contains the original trail marked out by Daniel Boone in 1775.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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US 25E South, Middlesboro, KY 40965-1848
+1 606-248-2817
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Cumberland Gap NHP isn't the biggest NP, nor does it have a lot to experience, but it's a nice quiet, historic location worth a visit if you are in the region. Highlights and tips: - The campground is great! It's conveniently located on the Virginia...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We recently visited this park and found the staff at the visitor center very helpful and knowledgeable. Good walking trails in a beautiful historical setting

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a good park if you enjoy hiking but like to stay away from the big crowds. There is a lot of nice history related to the settling of the area here as well. There are nice picnic areas here as well. The hiking...More

Thank Eli C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to lose weight and enjoy it the I suggest go here and walk or run one of the many trails they have here. Park is open until dark which give you plenty of time to take an evening stroll. There are many...More

Thank rentalwill
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We intended to spend an hour here but ended up spending 3 hours. We watched both movies in the visitors center (don't miss the Daniel Boone film). We then took a short hike to the pass and continued on another more strenuous half mile to...More

Thank TravelingMamaGlv
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

You now drive under this historic area through tunnels, because this historic place has been restores as it was when frontiersmen such ad Daniel Boone first crossed over many, years ago. What a magnificent view. What a lovely place.

Thank HazardBob
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We loved visiting this national site. The rangers at the Visitor Center were very nice and helpful. We enjoyed the film in the center and the history displays. We spent two nights in the campground which was about 25% full in late March. There was...More

Thank cheryl24x7
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing and learning about a piece of history that became a reality after my 11 yr old just read about Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap but it only touched on what we learned there. The Rangers did an awesome job explaining...More

1  Thank Jennmmueller
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Was impressed with the summary info at the visitors center. Just finished a biography on Daniel Boone and paralleled the information closely. Could drive up to the pinnacle sight and was accessible. Because you are in the mountains trails were understandably not accessible. We stopped...More

Thank sharon3160
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The park visitor's center was our first stop. We watched a video about the gap in a very nice theater area. Employees were super nice and helped to find a trail that my husband (who has heart issues) could manage We found the park very...More

Thank pollyp65
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Hi, I would like to know if there are any paved paths that my husband could ride his electric scooter. He cannot walk very far. Also, is the walk to the overlook difficult and far?
9 April 2017|
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Response from Rocky7149 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, the path to the overlook is paved in asphalt.
Is the road suitable to drive up a 30 foot motorhome?
17 March 2017|
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Response from Curtis S | Reviewed this property |
You would have to swing wide on every hairpin turn. Plus, there will be branches overhanging. I would not recommend it.
Douglas S
Price of adult ticket to visit park?
12 October 2016|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge! It is totally free unless they are having a special event. Then there is a very small charge and it is well worth what you will pay. Also while you are there be sure to go to the lookout the looks out... More