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Looking for the best trails around Benham? Explore the best rated trails in Benham, KY. Whether you’re looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Guest River Gorge Trail and Pennington Gap Greenway. With more than 13 trails covering 61 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you.

Major Not-to-Miss Attractions

  • Portal 31 Underground Mine Tour 
  • Kingdom Come State Park
  • Kentucky Coal Museum
  • Lynch Country Club

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Portal 31 Underground Mine Tour 

Kentucky’s first underground mine tour takes visitors to the underground world of coal miners. Animatronic miners show methods of coal mining from 1900 to present day. This is an experience that will not be forgotten. Also on site, you will find a gift shop, a coffee shop in the old mine cafe, a 1920’s lamp house, bathhouse, L&N train depot, and load-out system. For guest convenience, tickets may be purchased at the Inn’s concierge desk. Portal 31 is located only two miles from the Inn at: 1 Portal 31 Circle, Lynch, KY. 606-848-3131, kycoalmuseum.com, harlancountytourism.com

Kingdom Come State Park

Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain near Cumberland, Kentucky. Admire the beautiful views from one of eight overlooks, hike the fourteen trails or fish for bass, crappie, or trout in the 3.5 acre lake which also has paddle boats available for rent. The park also features a modern 9-hole miniture golf course which is lit after dark, often hosting night play and even tournaments. The park is located only 5 miles from the Inn.

Kentucky Coal Museum

The Kentucky Coal Museum is located deep in the heart of the Appalachian coal fields in the former coal camp town of Benham, Kentucky. Through the vast displays within and around the museum, tourists will be immersed in the life of a coal miner and his family as they struggled to make a life for themselves not knowing how valuable their contributions were to the industrialization of the 20th century. This wonderful three level exhibit is located directly across the street from the Inn. For guest convenience, tickets may be purchased at the Inn’s concierge desk.

Lynch Country Club

This 7 hole golf course is one of the fewest golf courses that has been in operation since World War II. It sits at the base of Kentucky’s highest point, Black Mountain which has an elevation of 4,145 feet. The course has some of the most beautiful bent back greens in the country. It’s one of the most challenging par 3 courses you’ll play. There is also an Olympic style swimming pool open to the public for $5 per day and also offers season passes as well. This course was originally built by U.S. Steel for their executives. The Lynch Country Club serves as the host to the Annual Lynch Invitational Tournament, better known as the L.I.T.

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