Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky, is located where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia join borders. This famous Tri-State area is known for Civil War activities, and of course, Daniel Boone traversing the “Cumberland Gap” opening up the “west” to the world.
The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is only a mile away. History? You have it here! With over twenty thousand acres this is the place to explore, hike, camp, etc. You have to visit the museum before you check out the Pinnacle, the cave, and the tri-state marker.
Pine Mountain State Park is only 15 minutes away. With cabins, pool and many other hiking and exploring adventures…(like the chained rock) you have to make this short drive. The food is great…but the view is spectacular!
GOLF: Approximately 4 courses are available in our area. Two are only minutes away: The Middlesboro Country Club, being the oldest continuous course in the U.S., and Wasioto Winds (Pine Mountain State Park) is an 18 hole Championship course, etc.
Cumberland Falls, known as the “Niagra of the South, less than 1 hr. away. The only place in the Western Hemisphere you can see a “moonbow.” This State Park also has great food, hiking, etc.
Middlesboro-Bell County Airport (Identifier 1A6) is only a mile away. 1A6 has a 3630-foot hard surface runway, and has REILs, PAPIs, an AWOS III, self-serve fuel, and a GPS-A instrument approach. Approximately 60 singles and light twins are based at 1A6.
The closest commercial airports are McGee Tyson Airport (TYS), at Knoxville, TN, which is only an hour and a half away, while Lexington Bluegrass Airport, (LEX) Lexington, KY, is two and a half hour drive.