Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

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Hwy. 25 E., Quarter-mile S.
Middlesboro KY 40965

There's Only One...Cumberland Gap.

Cumberland Gap National Park has a lot to offer: rich history, spectacular scenery, impressive vistas, unique geologic sandstone formations, magnificent underground caverns, and abundant and diverse plant and animal life. Tour Hensley Settlement and experience what life was like in a 20th century mountain community. Explore Gap Cave with a ranger 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, find a good read at Eastern National Bookstore and admire the Appalachian arts found at Cumberland Crafts. Almost 70 miles of hiking trails provide numerous opportunities to explore and discover the wilds of Kentucky. Few parks offer such a diverse selection of sights and activities, so make plans to visit the park and stay for a few days.