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Area Attractions

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
U.S. 25 E, Middlesboro
Explore with a ranger Gap Cave and learn about the formation of the cave system. Walk in the footsteps of Native Americans, early settlers and Civil War Soldiers along the Wilderness Road Trail. At the park's visitor center, enjoy browsing through the museum, Eastern National Bookstore and Cumberland Crafts. Almost 70 miles of hiking trails provide numerous opportunities to explore and discover.

Pine Mountain State Park
1050 State Park Road, Pineville
Pine Mountain was established as the state's first state park in 1924. The park encompasses 1700+ acres of which more than half is dedicated as a state nature preserve. The park features scenic landscapes, old growth forest, and generous wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy a panoramic mountain view while dining in the Mountain View Restaurant. Lodging is also available in the Herndon J. Evans Lodge, contemporary cottages or rustic log cabins.

Alexander Arthur Museum
2215 Cumberland Ave, Middlesboro
The museum has a display of personal items owned by Alexander Arthur and his family. He was the first head of the English land company that founded Middlesboro. The building housing the museum was one of the first built in Middlesboro and was the offices of the American Association Company, which founded the town.

Bell County Historical Society & Museum
207 N. 20th St, Middlesboro
Bell County's memories are on display, including railroad and a coal mine artifacts. Museum also features history and heritage of Southeastern Kentucky. Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am - 2pm and Fridays 10:00am- 7:00pm.

Middlesboro Country Club
Heywood Road, Middlesboro
Middlesboro Country Club was established in 1889 by the English who settled in the region. Investors, away from their homes in England and far removed from their beloved game of golf, found the Yellow Creek Valley a suitable place for the building of a golf course and founded Middlesboro Country Club, now known as the oldest continuously played golf course in the United States.

Area Lodging

Walkable to Downtown

Cumberland Manor Bed & Breakfast
208 Arthur Heights
(606) 248-4299 or (866) 648-4299

Days Inn Middlesboro
1623 Cumberland Ave
(606) 248-5630

Short Drive from Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Middlesboro
1252 N 12th Street
(606) 248-6860

Sleep Inn & Suites
1260 N 12th Street
(606) 576-7829

Wilderness Road Campground
U.S. 25E
(606) 248-2817 The Wilderness Road Campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia. It has 160 sites in a beautiful wooded setting.

Appalachian Regional Commission Berea CollegeBrushy Fork Institute City of Middlesborough
Levit PavilionsKentucky Arts CouncilNew York Community TrustEastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment ProgramSoutheast Kentucky Community and Technical College


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