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“Great stop on the way to the Smokies”

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
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Owner description: Contains the original trail marked out by Daniel Boone in 1775.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This was a great way to break up a 4 hour car trip to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. The visitor center is easy to get to and is free. Inside, there is a well-done movie explaining the history of the Gap that also describes the struggles that Daniel Boone's family faced coming through Kentucky. My kids (6,9, and 12) stayed interested through the entire 30 minute presentation. There is also a nice display area and a place for kids to try on pioneer costumes. A gift shop upstairs sells nice, hand-made local crafts.

The kids enjoyed stretching their legs on the huge grassy area at the visitor's center. The walk to the overlook was fun and the view was beautiful. The kids enjoyed standing in two states at one time.

Thank sdalhall
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at pine mountain state resort park about ten miles north for July 4. On our way home, we decided to see the pinnacles at Cumberland gap as we were so close. After a stop at the visitor center, we drive up to the pinnacles. Besides one other car, our only other companions were three deer we saw along the road and one trail. The trail to the pinnacle (600 feet) is short. View into ky, va and Tennessee were beautiful! Worth the side trip.

1  Thank angnott
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Atop the Cumberland Gap Park is "the pinnacle" known to us who grew up there! Recently I was in town and had the chance to re visit this site, which I had not done in YEARS! The winding drive uphill is interesting in itself, once there it is a beautiful short hike to the overlook and many trails to explore. That day was breezy, not too hot and a steady stream of people coming and going, but not crowded. If you enjoy hiking and biking, you may want to look into this. If not, take 20 min out of your day if you pass thru and drive up just to go to the lookout. You will enjoy the marked areas telling you what is where and the area where TN-KY-VA all come together!
We had a pleasant experience with a " young man" (3 or 4) who was fascinated with a wooly bug and hoped to speak to everyone who passed about it! Just a nice little adventure away from the real world! Depending on whether you wish to hike or explore the trails, how long you could spend from just a few minutes at the lookout or hours in the woods!

2  Thank CruiserIndiana
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Visitor Center is a good place to start and be sure to see both films. Entrance is free and includes displays about the history of the Gap. Upstarts is the movie theater, outside observation deck, and area crafts store. The have Park maps and rangers will make recommends for things to do. You can also purchase tour tickets here for the cave and Hensley Settlement. There are a number of hiking trails throughout the park. A must see is Pinnacle Overlook where you can see 3 States and stand in 2. Great stop, would certainly go again and recommend to others.

Thank remarcm
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great for the history buffs and for the ones that love short walks...even long walks! Beautiful scenery. Wildlife everywhere. The children will love it!

1  Thank Carol P
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