C. Muhlenberg County Paradise Park Replica of 1920's coal mining town and birthplace home of Merle Travis
KY 189 Bypass
D. Muhlenberg County Paradise Fossil Plant Tours Three giant generating units, 438 ft. cooling towers, viewing area
KY 176 (off KY 70, US 431, E. of Greenville)
Tours by appointment only
E. Muhlenberg County Duncan Culture Center Coal car and equipment display.
Model of underground mine. History of the "Big Shovel"
122 S. Cherry Street
Location: Blue Heron Mining Community is located 9 miles west of Stearns, KY, on Hwy 742. Blue Heron or Mine 18 is an abandoned coal mining town that the National Park Service now provides self-guided interpretive tours.
H. McCreary County Big South Fork Scenic Railway P.O. Box 368
Stearns, KY 42647
(800) 462-5664 or (606) 376-5330
I. McCreary County Stearns Museum Big South Fork Area
J. Breathitt County Breathitt County Museum
Visit Jackson, KY where the Breathitt County Museum photo collection gives a fascinating view of life in the Kentucky mountains in 1940. Other exhibits explore logging, coal mining, home life and the military. During WWI, this was the only county in the country where no men had to be drafted. (Free admission, M-F 8-4)
Broadway (30 miles north of Hazard)
(606) 666-4159 (handicapped accessible)
L. Harlan County Benham Schoolhouse Inn 100 Central Avenue
Benham, Kentucky 40807
The Benham School was built in 1926 as a school for coal camp children. Restored and opened in 1994 with 30 guest rooms decorated with warm and inviting furnishings and a restaurant providing fine dining for sessions of 10 to 400. One of the premier tourist stops in the region.
M. Harlan County Coal Miners Memorial Park Benham, Kentucky
Harlan County Cloverfork Museum and Highsplint Reunion Ky 38
Museum of coal realted items and community artifacts from the Cloverfork area. Restored mine superintendent's house and former coal camp.
N. Harlan County Portal 31 Exhibition Mine Tour Lynch, Kentucky
O. Letcher County David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum P.O. Box 4
Jenkins, KY 41537