Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is most notable for its often unexplained “booms” that echo through the county. Some say the booms are just ghosts of explosions from the Civil War. Some say they are a product of our government. Some even say they are caused by extraterrestrial forces. As of the 2010 census, the population was 118,811,making it the fourth-most populous county in Kentucky. Its county seat is Burlington.The county was formed in 1798 from part of Campbell County and was named for frontiersman Daniel Boone.
The drama of nature’s untamed splendor offers adventure and excitement in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone Country. Whether your brand of fun is high impact adventure or a relaxed retreat, we can show you how to make the most of your visit in Kentucky’s grand outdoors so you can expect the unexpected!
Explore the Red River Gorge, rock climb or hike the trails throughout Daniel Boone National Forest. Discover Daniel Boone’s first frontier at Cumberland Gap National Park and visit other historical sites and parks dedicated to preserving the Civil War history of southeastern Kentucky. Visit the “Niagara of the South” at Cumberland Falls or get wet while white water rafting or paddling on the numerous rivers. Spend the day boating, fishing or relaxing on a houseboat on beautiful Laurel Lake.
Experience an adventure at one of the many ATV Parks that feature thousands of miles of trails such as the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area where black bears roar as you climb Kentucky’s highest elevated ATV trails. Take a scenic tour from atop Kentucky’s highest mountains by zip line and experience a view unlike any other. Learn the ropes on rock climbing walls, the real thing, or explore a forest canopy like never before at the Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson State Park.
Distance from Major Airports
Moore Murrel Aiprot is 54 miles from Middlesboro
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Kentucky Folk Art Center
The Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University is one of Kentucky’s special places. Located in the historic Union Grocery, the Center offers much more than a typical museum experience. KFAC houses a permanent collection of nearly 1,400 pieces of self-taught art. Dozens of works from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the center’s first floor gallery. Upon viewing folk art for the first time, many are attracted to its whimsical attributes, and we should take joy in these works as the artists intended. But in many instances, the art that you see on the walls at KFAC was born out of hard times.
The Gusto Theatre Company is dedicated to the AGGRESSIVE production of original Theatre productions that entertain and educate all participants. Our plays are produced all across the world because they're fast and fun, the way Theatre should be done!
Kentucky Reptile Zoo
Kentucky Reptile Zoo is so much more than just a cool tour! KRZ is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Our number one priority is to provide venom for antivenom and for medical and pharmaceutical research - to save lives! A very close second is conservation of reptile species and public education through on-site tours and off-site programs.
Cumberland Inn Museum
The Cumberland Inn is home of The Cumberland Inn Museum, one of Kentucky's most interesting and unique attractions. Located on-site, the museum houses a variety of fascinating exhibitions and displays. The two-story gallery features an extensive life science exhibit, a world-class collection of religious artifacts, and a diverse assortment of American heirlooms. Open to the public and all of our guests and easily accessible from I-75, the Cumberland Inn Museum is an engaging and educational way to spend an afternoon.
Cumberland Tourist Commission
The Cumberland Tourist Commission office is located at 506 West Main Street, 1/10th of a mile from the junction of U.S. 119 and Frazier Street. Free brochures, pamphlets, and maps of the local area, as well as the region and the state. Contact information for local area attractions, motels, and restaurants.
OUTDOOR FAMILY ADVENTURE CUMBERLAND FALLS
Nov 24 - Nov 25, 2017
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Bring the entire family for an exciting weekend at the falls. There will be various types of activities that the whole family can enjoy such as hikes to unique natural arches and waterfalls, Archery, Fire Tower walks, Storytelling, Astronomy, and more! All programs are free and no reservations are necessary. Please contact park for a detailed schedule of activities.
REDBIRDS CREST 100K TRAIL RACE
Big Creek, KY
Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2017
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.
The Redbird Crest 100k race is an out and back course that runs from the Peabody Trailhead along the Redbird River in a lollipop shape along the northern section of the Redbird Ranger District. There is a single start and finish location along with 12 aid stations along the course (at 6 different locations).
WINTER SURVIVAL WEEKEND
Feb 16 - Feb 18, 2018
Come experience a 3 day/2 night, full immersion, winter survival course! Participants will learn essential survival and bush-craft skills such as fire building, shelter construction, and food procurement. Participants will be treated to a wild game dinner on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Participants must preregister. Registration is limited to 20 participants.
Cost: $150/participant (includes two wild game dinners and camping for the event).
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