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  • Home of KFC
    Home of KFC
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  • Visiting the falls
    Visiting the falls
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  • Hanging with the Colonel
    Hanging with the Colonel
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    by PinkFloydActuary Written Jul 27, 2013

    Being in the area, we simply had to stop by the birthplace of KFC. This is a quick little stop packed with a few nuggets (see what I did there?) of history. For example, we learned about the hotel on the premises, and how there was a model room in the restaurant, so the ladies could see what they would get if they stayed there. Lots of KFC memorabilia, and a few models of the kitchen. To top it off, if you want, there is a KFC right there if you're hungry. It won't take long to get through here and it is free - so stop on in if you are in the neighborhood!

    Note that the dining area blends in with the museum - I almost touched somebody's lunch that they had put down since I thought it was part of a display...

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    by PinkFloydActuary Written Jul 27, 2013

    When deciding on where to stay in KY, it came down to Cumberland Falls vs. Pine Mountain. In the end, we went with Pine Mountain, and took a few hours to make our way over here. It's a little bit of a hike, but so be it. We parked at the lodge, and decided to stretch our legs by taking the 1/2 mile trail (Trail 6) to the falls - most of it was downhill, and like many of the state park trails, is a little underutilized, which means overgrowth is an issue. If I were to do it again, I would simply drive to the falls parking lot! Once you're there, there are a number of overlooks - first is a fairly wide area that affords views of the river as it rolls to the falls. Next, you can look over the railings at the top of the falls. Finally, you can take a small path down to the bottom of the falls. In the vicinity of the falls, there is a small gift shop and visitors center. Yes, the gift shop does sell bags of gems and fossils that you can then dump in a sluice box outside the shop to "pan" for them. Guess what - the kids ate it up and couldn't stop talking about it for the next hour. Totally worth it. As was the time spent to drive over and visit the park.

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    by AVG2319 Written Jul 9, 2008

    Eastern Kentucky has incredible landscape, ideal for hiking. Dense forest, sandstone cliffs, clear rivers, whitewater rapids, waterfalls, arches, lots of wildlife and wildflowers. There are tons of hiking trails within the Daniel Boone Forest, some connecting with adjacent Cumberland Falls Resort Park. Beautiful part of the USA.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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    by apuleuis Written Oct 7, 2012

    Good southern cooking for $9.99 a person. Very fresh salad, fried chicken, fried okra, onion rings, mashed potatoes. Everything I expected.

    Favorite Dish: Not a surprise from the KFC hometown that the fried chicken was very good.

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    by billnjenn2002 Updated Apr 2, 2008

    At nearby Cumberland Falls State Resort Park you can witness a phenomenon that occurs only two places on Earth (here and Victoria Falls in Africa). By the light of a full moon, the mist from the falls will create a rainbow.
    The best times to see it are in late fall-early winter as the moonbow has the most color then.

    Book a cabin or campground at the park early; they will fill up for any full moon night, especially on weekends.

    I lived in Kentucky for a year, and this was the best thing I did there that didn't involve Bourbon.

    Dress Code: Wear something warm and waterproof.

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    • National/State Park
    • Camping

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