Local Attractions

Corbin, Kentucky Attractions

Sanders Café and Museum

Colonel Sanders’ original restaurant in Corbin, KY, the birthplace of KY Fried Chicken. Also view the exhibits featuring the Colonel’s artifacts and memorabilia from the early days of KFC.

Engineer St Bridge & Creek Walk

A bridge offered to the city of Corbin in 1902. Closed in the early 1990’s and added to the National Register of Historic Places. It has been rehabilitated as a pedestrian bridge as part of a city park.

Tomahawks

Axe throwing venue who abide by the World Axe Throwing League. Parents are offered the option of plexiglass throwing boards with foam suction-cup axes so kids may experience the same art of axe throwing.

Pinball Museum of Corbin

See historical information about the history of Pinball through working machines from 1969 to 2022. Also features a large arcade and an eating area.

Daniel Boone National Forest

Spread across 21 counties in KY with more than 708,000 acres of national forest system lands. Over 600 miles of trails and more than 250 recreation sites.

Mountain Life Museum

Attraction that brings visitors into a pioneer settlement. All building replicas include pioneer relics. Also offers craft items from local artists.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park

Named for Levi Jackson, an early KY pioneer. 896 acres and includes a section of the Wilderness Road that early settlers used to reach KY.

Laurel River Lake

A permanent beach maintained by the Corps of Engineers located amid Daniel Boone National Forest. A prime destination for Boating, Fishing, Kayaking and Scuba Diving.

Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort

5 miles from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking. Primitive campsites, resort cabin, wooded trails and waterfalls.

Cumberland Falls

The "Niagara of the South" 68 feet tall and 125 feet wide. 3,600 cubic feet of water spill over the edge every second. Visit during a full moon to catch a glimpse of the Moonbow.

KY Splash Waterpark

Caribbean themed waterpark that also features 18 hole mini golf course and an arcade, and a full site hookup campground.

Dr. Tomas Walker State Historic Site

A replica of the first KY home on part of the land claimed by Dr. Thomas Walker. Also features mini golf, shop for gifts and T-shirts and a primitive campsite.

KY Music Hall of Fame

Museum filled with a collection of artifacts and memorabilia highlighting careers from music of all genres. Also features a large gift shop.

Big South Fork Scenic Railway

105,000 acres filled with huge rock formations, waterfalls, fast-flowing streams, deep canons, forests and other natural sights. Dubbed the "Yellowstone of the East"

Yahoo Falls Overlook

The highest waterfall in KY, drops 113 feet into the pool below. You can walk up to the base of the waterfall and behind the falls. Surrounded by a network of trails offering many options for hiking. Picnic facilities and scenic overlooks into Big South Fork river gorge.

Portal 31 (89.0 miles)

KY’s first exhibition coal mine. Tour an actual coal mine by rail car. Portal 31 RV park located directly across from the Portal.

Sweetwater, Tennessee Attractions

Great Smoky Mountains

Straddles the border between North Carolina & TN. America’s most visited National Park.

Zoo Knoxville

Part of the largest conservation movement on the planet. The first zoo in the world to hatch critically endangered northern spider tortoises.

The Lost Sea Adventure

America’s largest underground lake and registered national landmark. 1/3 mile self-guided trail that will take you through a cove-hardwood forest.

Swift Museum Foundation Inc

Multiple Swift aircraft on display, including the prototype #1. Presenting Swift’s from the start in 1946 to today.

Cherohala Skyway

Featured as one of Discover Channel’s Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in North America. Scenic views over the 41 miles trip.

Dollywood

Theme park for all ages located in Pigeon Forge.

Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Nestled on 4 acres of landscaped gardens. Home to hundreds of tropical birds and thousands of flowers, plants, and trees.

Wahoo Ziplines

Heights 40 to 250 feet from the ground. Nestled in the heart of beautiful landscapes.

Navitat Knoxville

Located at Ljams Nature Center. Features adventure trails consisting of 8-12 elements including zip lines, bridges, swings, nets, climbs, and more.

Ljams Nature Center

Non-profit environmental education center. More than 318 acres of protected land. Hiking, biking, paddle & sim, & climbing.

Millennium Manor Castle

A stone castle built to withstand an apocalypse based on one man’s religious convictions.

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