Relive the world’s most famous feud, ride a railcar down into a real coal mine, take a boat excursion through a flooded limestone quarry, descend deep underground to discover beautiful flowstone cascades and learn about the humble beginnings of a country music icon — all possibilities among the incredible tour experiences available in The Kentucky Wildlands.
Explore the world-famous legendary sites of the Hatfield and McCoy family feud with the self-guided Hatfield and McCoy Historic Driving Tour, which winds through the charming mountain towns of beautiful Appalachia. And a guided tour on horseback along the Bob Amos Equestrian Trail takes you across scenic Appalachian mountaintops with their sweeping views.
Strap in for an exciting educational experience with the Portal No. 31 Underground Mine Tour and ride a real railcar into the exhibit-filled mine, all while wearing fully protective mining gear. Venture along the crystal-clear waters of a flooded underground limestone quarry in the Red River Gorge via a kayak guided tour or a 20-person boat as you search for unique geological cave features and rare cavefish. Stand-up paddleboard guided tours are available at the Red River Gorge, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Grayson Lake.
Follow park rangers 183 steps down into Gap Cave at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and witness the majestic beauty of the glistening stalagmites and gorgeous flowstone cascades. Guided cave tours at Carter Caves State Resort Park get you up close and personal to impressive cave formations, and for the more adventurous, crawling tours are available.
For a truly unforgettable experience, you can tour Loretta Lynn’s homeplace, Butcher Holler, for a glimpse into the country music queen’s younger life and early musical influences.
Check out these and other guided tours for a more in-depth, truly immersed experience in The Kentucky Wildlands.