Culture

There aren’t many places left in the world today that time seems to have forgotten. Yet, rich in beauty, folklore, human endeavor, dignity and grit, this part of Kentucky feels like another time and place. 

A cultural melting pot, The Kentucky Wildlands is home to a distinct blend and brand of history and people, rooted in centuries of strong family ties, pride and tradition. Here, the Appalachians’ past, folklore and legends are passed from generation to generation through the local crafts, food and stories of master artisans, musicians, chefs and writers. From the high lonesome sounds of mountain songs to intricate handcrafted quilts, from art deco theaters to Appalachian classics, such as apple stack cake and moonshine, many of these sounds, tastes and experiences can only be found here.

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

The Old Mulkey Meetinghouse is a log church erected in 1804, making it the oldest...

Historic Dils Cemetery & Gardens

Final resting place of famed Hatfield-McCoy Feud chieftain Randolph McCoy and family...

Gravesite of Nathan Goe, Grandson of Daniel Boone

Went for a drive today with Mark Reece from EKU. We went down to Bear Track turned...

Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Corbin

Surrounded by the pristine Daniel Boone National Forest, Corbin lies at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is home to Cumberland Falls State Park — deemed the Niagara of the South and site of the only known moonbow existing...